Lanre Banjo Decries Attack On Nigerians In Ogun By Army, Customs, Police

Ogbeni Lanre Banjo has denounced what he termed the unjustified attack on Ogun State indigenes by the security outfits in Oja Odan, Yewa.
Banjo said this in a statement on Sunday.
This was in reaction to the killing of one person and injuring of many on Saturday during a raid on Oja Odan by a combined team of the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Customs Service.
They security outfit was accused of raiding the town and shooting sporadically, claiming to be in search of smuggled goods, especially rice.
Banjo, in the statement, said: “For our people in Yewa area who frequently suffer in the hands of Fulani herdsmen to be under attack from the authority expected to protect them is abomination.  For the combined team of Nigerian Army, Police and Nigeria Customs Service to contemptuously invade a peaceful town, raid stores and shoot indiscriminately, kill an innocent citizen, while others are in critical conditions, and raid market stalls, they must have thought they would go unpunished.
“The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Head of the Custom in Ogun State as well as the Head of Nigerian Army in Alamala barrack need to roll up their sleeves to investigate this attack and brazen impoverishment of Nigerian citizens in an economy that has already imposed untold hardship on citizens.
“They must jointly put measures in place to deter future attack of those they are supposed to protect.
“The Ogun State government, known for championing the cause of its citizens, must also investigate this barbaric action and cause the culprits to be brought to book.
“Both the state and federal legislators must act decisively to nip in the bud the barbaric incidents in the neighboring border towns of Yewa North and Imeko-Afon local government areas of Ogun State.
“These cases include the herdsmen harassment of Nigerians in the area, which has been happening in this area of Ogun State before it went wild to Benue and other parts of the country.






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