Protesters on Monday stormed the streets of Ogbomoso to call the State Government attention to the increasing spate of insecurity in the town.
The protest was a reaction to the recent kidnapping and murder of an hotelier, Gbenga Owolabi and Rachael Opadele, a 500-level student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH).
The peaceful protest, championed by Ogbomoso Consultative Council and Ogbomoso Community Youth Forum began at Takie Square, Ogbomoso and moved round the town before converging at Soun Ogunlola Hall.
Addressing the protesters, a representative of the traditional heads and chiefs, said they were taking necessary steps on the matter, urging residents to cooperate with OPC, Amotekun and other indigenous security agencies towards combating crimes in Ogbomoso.
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Some of the personalities who adressed the crowd including Imam Ile Yoruba, Retired AIG Sheu Babalola, Retired AIG Ajani, CAN Chairman Ogbomoso, Representative of Chief Imam of Ogbomoso. Iyaloja of Ogbomoso, Lamiju Alao Akala and others in their remarks said efforts were going underneath to improve on the security of lives and property in the town and urged residents to be security conscious and report any suspicious movement to the appropiate authorities.
President of Ogbomoso Community Youth Forum, Revd Peter Olaleye, while addressing the crowd of protesters at Ogunlola Hall said, “Our ancestors were brave and bold; they were never conquered by any war not even the dreaded Fulani war. We will never allow any intruder to take over our land; enough is enough.”