Border Crisis: YNLG Sues For Peace As NCS, NIS, NSCDC Chiefs Tour Igbokofi - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Friday, December 17, 2021

Border Crisis: YNLG Sues For Peace As NCS, NIS, NSCDC Chiefs Tour Igbokofi

The Daily Crucible | Friday, December 17, 2021

The Chairman, Yewa-North Local Government, Hon. Gabriel Ogunyomi has called for peaceful co-existence among residents of Igbokofi community area of the Council.

Ogunyomi made the call while on a peace tour of the area in company of security chiefs, charging them to ensure adequate protection of lives and property and resist any form of invasion by the Republic of Benin people.

The LG boss who disclosed that people in the border towns of both countries have been cohabiting  for a long time and even inter marry without crises, charged everyone to maintain peace as no meaningful development could be achieved in an atmosphere of rancor.

In their separate remarks, the Ogun State Controller of Immigration, Sunday Ogbole and his counterpart from Nigeria Custom Service  from Idi-Iroko boarder, Da Nnadi enjoined the residents to create more awareness for harmonious relationship among the people and shun ethnic rivalries, killings, as well as invasion of Nigeria Land.

"All stakeholders must rise to the occasion to play their parts in engendering a more peaceful coexistence and by extension one Nigeria", they said.

The security chiefs also warned that no one  take law into his hands whenever there is grievance, instead, they should report to the concern authorities with assurance that such matter would be amicably addressed.

Also speaking, the Baale, Chief Olusesan Olusoji and a community leader, Pastor Olukunle Garb gave assurance of security of lives and property, as they had been complimenting the efforts of all security agencies with series of meetings and collaborations towards peace in the area.

They further, pledged residents' support for the  present administration of Governor Dapo Abiodun in his quest to make life worth living for rural communities across the state

Highlight of the tour was the release of the detained man of Igbokofi, Mr Simeon Akinola in Benin custody and Mr Wale Leoto in Nigeria Police custody to the Chairman of the Council.

•L- R, the chairman, Yewa North LG, Hon Gabriel Ogunyomi, 5th, the Controller of Custom, Idi-Iroko axis, Ogun State, 6th, Da Nnadi;5th from right, his counter part, Controller of Immigration, Ogun State, Sunday Ogbole, 1st from right, the Area Commander, Idi-Iroko, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Madam Ganiyat Adeyiolu and other stakeholders in security sector, Ogun State during peace mission tour to Igbokofi boarder town between Nigeria and Republic of Benin


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