Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde on Tuesday promised to put an end to violence and continuing attack on residents of Igangan.
Makinde who was on-the- spot-assessment in Igangan in Ibarapa axis of state following a recent attack on the community by assailants leading to destruction of lives and properties
He made the pledge while addressing residents of the community in a town hall meeting held in the town.
He, however, appealed to the people while taking responsibility for the recent attack, stressing that some security measures he had put in place to forestall such occurrence had not paid off hence the need to restrategize to ensure the people truly sleep with their two eye close.
According to him, if you want to say who doesn’t do what he should have done to prevent this sad occurrence, it is me, I’m begging you and assuring you that this will be the last of this such occurrence.
“If a flies land on the delicate part of someone’s body, it requires wisdom to solve the situation, I have told your Chairman that all the vigilantes and the local hunters that are responsible for watching over people will be taking care of, but I’m begging you to please give us a chance.
“This government is yours, if you don’t vote for me I will not be there, please give me the chance to do the needful and to take the rightful decision over this matter so that this gathering will not happen again, and to also make sure security issue in Igangan will be a thing of the past.
“Please give me a chance to do the needful, please don’t take laws into your hands, all the failure recorded during the attack have been identified.
“This weather demand we should be on farm now, and also required sleeping with our two eyes closed, please hold me responsible and accountable for what has happened, I have no where to run to, I cannot run to Abuja, because there are certain things we have put in place that didn’t worked out as planned, but please give me the time and by God’s grace when there is live, there is hope for us all. Makinde said.
The Governor also took out time to assess the level of damages and told the people to hold him accountable for the lost.
The community leaders and elders in the community had briefed the Governor upon his arrival on how the incident occurred, recalling number of properties and lives lost in the attack.