- Governor Makinde's chief press secretary, Taiwo Adisa, has revealed the alleged cause of the security breach in Oyo and other parts of the country
- Adisa also accused the APC and other opposition leaders in Oyo of plotting to use the security crisis to scare investors away from the state
- The governor's aide, however, said that the security measures put in place by the government are already working
Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, has blamed the insecurity in the state and other parts of the country on the federal government.
Leadership reports that Adisa in a statement on Sunday, January 31, also accused opposition figures in the state of plotting to chase away investors and slow down the state’s economy.
The newspaper noted that Adisa was reacting to a statement credited to a former governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Chief Femi Lanlehin, regarding the security challenges in the state.
The governor's aide said he wondered why Lanlehin is issuing a statement allegedly attacking Makinde over a matter that is already being handled.
Adisa alleged that the opposition leaders in Oyo state are unhappy with the achievements being recorded by the Makinde government.
He also accused leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of gloating over the recent security breach witnessed in the state, instead of joining hands with the governor to find lasting solutions.
The governor's aide alleged that the security breakdown in the state and other places is due to the federal government's failure to secure Nigerian borders and stop the influx of bandits and criminal elements.
Calling on residents of the state not to yield to the alleged false alarm being created by opposition elements, Adisa said security measures put in place by the government are already yielding results.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Makinde called for caution over the uproar generated by the seven days quit notice given to the Fulani herdsmen in the state by the Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
The governor in a thread of tweets on Wednesday, January 27, noted that after a meeting with the representatives of Igangan, Ibarapaland and the state commissioner of police, Ngozi Onadeko, his administration has come up with a security strategy for the zone.