The Oyo State government has condemned the invasion of Kudeti and Isale Asaka areas of Ibadan, the state capital by hoodlums. The Government vowed to use its full apparatus to deal with any individual who engages in violence in the state.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun said the government had directed relevant security agencies to deal with the hooligans, adding that such acts of thuggery and hooliganism would no longer be condoned.
The government appealed to residents of the affected areas to remain calm and also called on security agencies to increase their presence in the areas and other areas too, so as to forestall a recurrence.
“We assure our people that we value their well-being, lives and property, and we will, at all times, live up to expectations to provide security for them,” the statement said.
Arulogun added that the government would beef up security during the yuletide.
Also, in furtherance of its drive to engage the citizens on government programmes and activities, the government will hold another of its series town hall meetings tomorrow in Saki.
According to Arulogun, the Saki town hall meeting is one in a series of such to be held. This, he said, is to allow a direct interaction and feedback from the citizens.
“The meeting will serve as a platform for communication and engagement between the government, the governed and other key stakeholders,” he said.
The meeting, to be conducted in Yoruba and English languages, will hold at the Harmony Gardens, Gedu Estate, Saki.