Igangan : we’ll prevent recurrence of violent attacks in Igangan, other communities – Gov Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde Tuesday said his government would do everything possible to prevent a recurrence of violent attacks on Igangan and other communities in the state.

The governor stated this in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government, during a visit to the families of last weekend’s attacks

He said the state would to do everything within its powers to safeguard the lives of residents by empowering local security guards and vigilantes in addition to other measures taken to ensure that insecurity becomes a thing of the past in Ibarapaland.

According to the governor, the state government has been able to identify areas where there are lapses, and that the people to give his government the opportunity to address the situation and put in place the right architecture that will enable them to return to their normal lives without fear.

“I have told your chairman that all the vigilantes and security guards, the government will be responsible for them. This is your government, please give me the opportunity to do the needful so that a meeting like this would not come up again”, he said.

The governor added, ” I urge you to give me that chance to make the issue of insecurity here become a thing of the past. Don’t take laws into your hands. We have identified where there are hitches”.

” We are supposed to be going to our farms by now because of the favourable weather. But hold me accountable, I have nowhere to go. I believe there are some certain things we put in place, which we think would work but unfortunately, they did not work. Please, give me some time, everything will be resolved.”

The governor promised that his government would work through the sad situation together with the people of the community, stated that it is the last time such a bad occurrence would take place in Igangan.

” It is not a situation where there is any magic we can do. We have to work through this and work together through it. But I promise you, this is the last time anything like this will ever happen here. It is a promise I am making to you, and it is a promise I will come through with.”