Ex-AIG blames elders for rising insecurity in Ibadanland

Ex-AIG blames elders for rising insecurity in Ibadanland

By Segun Showunmi, Ibadan

Former Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Fatai Oladipupo said at the weekend that failure of some of Ibadan elders caused insecurity in the metropolis and Oyo State as a whole.

He said the security challenges in Ibadanland wouldn’t have worsened “to this stage if high chiefs and the mogaji in Ibadanland have done the needful by advising unemployed youths on the danger associated with insecurity.

Oladipupo, represented by CSP Akeem Adedeji, speaking during the Ibadan Compound Sports Competition/Fiesta meeting held at Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort, Ibadan, said insecurity is the biggest challenges confronting Ibadanland, adding that this has caused damage to the land, thus hindering development.

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, said he was not happy about the problem, noting that there was need to involve stakeholders at the grassroots to promote security in Ibadanland.

The Ajia Balogun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Chief Adegboyega Adegoke and Okan Lomo Oodua, Dotun Sanusi,  said lack of adequate funding is the major challenge hampering adequate and effective security in the country.

They want family heads (Mogaji) and Baale to be more responsible to their domain in reducing crimes through periodical meetings.

The chiefs said security is the backbone of any society, which is tied to its social, political, economic and cultural growth.

They noted that “inadequacy of this vital ingredient of development has led to social ills, including crimes such as armed robbery, ritual killings, child trafficking and other crimes.

The chiefs attributed the lingering insecurity in the society to lack of proper funding, inadequacy of personnel and crime-fighting equipment.

Adegoke, the founder of Adegboyega Adegoke Resource Centre (AARC) and the Executive Director, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of OES Energy Services, said security is germane to the peaceful coexistence of any community and national development.

Sanusi, the Chief Executive Officer of Ilaji Farms, Hotels and Sports Resort, said the government cannot do it alone.

He urged notable Nigerians to come together and tackle insecurity.



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