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Ogun Traditional Ruler Threatens To Lead Protest Over Incessant Attacks By Land Grabbers

Posted by Samuel on Sun 14th Nov, 2021 - tori.ng

The traditional ruler threatened to lead a protest and block major roads in the Sagamu area of the state if the government fails to come to their aid.

 

Oba Timothy Akinsanya, the Ewusi of Makun-Kingdom in Sagamu Area of Ogun State, has given the state government a seven-day ultimatum to intervene in an alleged land invasion by some suspected land grabbers.

The traditional ruler threatened to lead a protest and block major roads in the Sagamu area of the state if the government fails to come to their aid.

Oba Akinsaya, while addressing newsmen in his palace in Sagamu, lamented that some suspected land grabbers invaded communities in Makun with dangerous weapons and injured residents.

The monarch lamented that the people living in Okerala, Oko-Iwaju, Kanuyi, Ipa villages, among others were being terrorised, dehumanised and maimed by the suspected land grabbers.

He complained that several efforts to get the attention of the government to save the affected communities were not successful.

The first-class traditional ruler, however, insisted that the people will resort to self-help if nothing is done within seven days.

He added, “We are not threatening, it is a statement of fact. We have demonstrated to the Akarigbo’s palace. We have been to the House of Assembly, but they are taking it lightly. Enough is enough, my people cannot continue to run from home. After seven days, we are not going to take it lightly

“I have been begging my people not to put the law into their hands, but now I am going lead them.

“We shall be staging a peaceful protest that shall lock down Sagamu township in the next seven days if our government fails to act accordingly to forestall likely reprisal from our community.

“In the same vein, we urge the Inspector General of the Nigerian Police Force to do all that is in his capacity to ensure that a looming communal clash that may further threaten our peaceful co-existence is being abated.”



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