High powered delegation of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, the Deputy Chairman, Oyo State Council of Obas, Oba Francis Alao, who is the Olugbon of Orile Igbon in Surulere Local Government Area of the state, and the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ngozi Onadeko, on Sunday, inspected the houses and vehicles burnt in Igangan.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, Mr Fatai Owoseni led the government delegation to Igangan for peace building and fence mending and to assure the people of government plans to restore confidence, also to explain what the government is putting in place for a lasting solution, to ensure that their lands are no longer encroached, and efforts to make them live in peace on their ancestral home, without any disturbance by the invaders.
The delegation pleaded with the youths to allow peace to reign and assured them that the police and other security agencies, such as Amotekun, would carry out a thorough investigation into the crisis in order to find a lasting solution to the security challenge in the area.
The Olugbon pleaded with the people to eschew violence, saying there would not be development in any community devoid of peace.
He assured them that the government would intensify efforts to ensure that insecurity in the area was stopped permanently.
He said they should not allow the issue to degenerate into an ethnic crisis, while on the other hand promise to launch investigations into the series of allegations against those said to be aiding ransom collection and kidnapping in Ibarapa and other communities in Oyo State.
Owoseni told the youths that violence would not solve the problem but assured them that government would work more with the people to ensure their security and development.
The commissioner of police told the people that she just resumed in the state but assured them that proper investigation would be carried out into the issues with a view to finding a permanent solution to them.
Governor Seyi Makinde in his state wide broadcast days ago, told the people to eschew all forms of violence, and assured all residence of peaceful coexistence.