- A popular traditional ruler in Oyo state has raised an alarm concerning the insecurity in the state and beyond
- The Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdganiy Adekunle stated that aliens are buying lands from indigenes in Oyo state
- The monarch noted that the development is one of the reasons why insecurity is on the rise in the southwest state
The Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdganiy Adekunle has called on residents of Oyo state to stop selling lands to individuals that they cannot ascertain their nationality.
According to the monarch, the act by some of the Oyo residents contributes to insecurity in the land.
He made the claim in a statement issued on Wednesday, May 5, adding that security intelligence pointed to that foreigners from Niger, Chad, Cameroon, and other countries who do not have proper documentation were buying lands from Nigerians.
The monarch warned that the sale of lands to people whose ancestral and moral background was unknown portends near and future dangers for communities and the nation at large.
On stemming crimes and criminalities, Oba Adekunle also noted the need for Nigerians to be vigilant and keep track of new faces, suspicious movement of strangers in their domains, and make such reports to security agencies.
Nigerian Tribune quoted him as saying:
“This action portends near and future dangers. Those that sell such land are giving room for people that we do not know their ancestral and moral background to spread over our communities and wreak havoc. We have to stop this act.”
Business Day quoted the monarch as saying the people of Oyo should give support to the present administration in the state towards creating mass employment and financial empowerment to the people.
The monarch further said the Seyi Makinde-led administrations' investment in agro-economy, public infrastructural projects as well providing security of lives and properties will augur well for the state.
Meanwhile, a data analyst and journalist, Rotimi Sankore has taken to his Twitter page to give reasons why Nigerian governments at all levels are failing to address the mounting insecurity in the country.
According to him, Nigeria is failing to address the problems due to:
1. Bandits and extremists have plenty of recruits
2. 100 million citizens are in extreme poverty
3. 60 million citizens are unable to read or write
4. 10 million to 13 million children are out of school
5. Unemployment is at 33% In a related development, the British Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, has described Nigeria’s security situation as massively complex, stressing that no partnership would resolve the multiplicity of the country’s problems.
Duddridge made the comments while responding to questions from journalists attached to Nigeria's ministry of foreign affairs.
The British minister had visited his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama on Tuesday, April 27 to discuss matters of interest between both countries when he was accosted by the reporters.