Rep member condemns attach on his people

By Darámola Oladeji

Hon Kolawole Davidson Akinlayo member representing the good people of Ido-Osi/ Moba/ Ilejemeje federal Constitency of Ekiti State has condemned in strong term the destructive hoodlums attack on his constituents in the state.

The hoodlums who came in large number unleashed terror on his people leading to destruction of many valuables things while the carted away other valuable things.

There is tension in an Ekiti state border community, Eda Oniyo, the headquarters of the Ilejemeje Council area of Ekiti following the attack on the council secretariat and some residents, by armed hoodlums suspected to have come from a neighbouring town in Kwara.

“People from Obbo-Ayegunle, a Kwara state community, have been farming on our land, but the government of Ekiti state wants to use the land for youths and deployed equipment there preparatory to beginning work. That was what provoked them to attack our people.

“They came on bikes. According to an eyes witness,I was even at my farm at that time, they went to vandalise our (Ilejemeje) local government Secretariat and then attacked some of our people who were already on their farms. A car parked at the roadside was vandalised, and three motorbikes were set ablaze. One of the farmers beaten has been hospitalised”, the withness said.

state government, following the incident had appealed for calm and advised residents against reprisal attack.

The government has sent soldiers and policemen to the community. They pleaded with our people not to retaliate. Soldiers and policemen are still at the Council Secretariat now. I learned Amotekun would join in the security endeavour.”

The Member representing Ilejemeje Local Government at Federal, Rep Kolawole, who expressed shock over the incident, added that security agents had been mobilised to the town to douse the tension.

Akinloya said there was a need for the Ekiti and Kwara governments to meet and settle the land dispute in the interest of peace and harmonious relationships.

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