Oyo Speaker, Majority leader condemn acts of terrorism and treason by Yoruba Nation agitators, call for surveillance routines

Following recent Yoruba Nation agitation, Oyo lawmaker, Hon. Sanjo Adedoyin representing Ogbomoso South Constituency and Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Debo Ogundoyin, have urged Security Agencies to further engage in intelligence patrols and intensive stop and search surveillance routines around places of residence especially at the entrance of the Government Secretariat to avoid further attacks from the unscrupulous elements.

Recall that some suspected Yoruba Nation agitators dressed in military camouflage and armed with weapons had invaded the Oyo State Government Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan on Saturday and attempted to hoist their flag on the premises.

The duo made the appeal during Wednesday plenary in a motion titled “An Intense Condemnation of Acts of Terrorism And Treason Displayed By Some Suspected Agitators Of The Yoruba Nation At Oyo State Secretariat. 

According to the motion, the unlawful invasion is an audacious act of aggression against symboi of democratic governance which is a direct effort of the rule of law, democratic principles and sovereignty of the Nigeria.

Noting that the criminal act is highly condemnable and could be declared as unpatriotic, barbaric and a clear case of treasonable felony and terrorism which should be meted with adequate sanctions and prosecution by law enforcement agencies, it added that it was also an attempt to jeopardize the safety and security of Hon. Members and staff of the Oyo State House of Assembly as well as posted a grave threat to peace and stability of Oyo State and entire nation at large.

While commending Governor Seyi Makinde for his quick intervention and for his continued support towards good Security in Oyo state, the duo urged the Executive Arm of Government through the Ministry of Justice and Nigeria Police Force to ensure that all apprehended suspects and their sponsors are prosecuted and brought to justice.

They also urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to intensify efforts towards improved Security Architecture within South West States to avoid Security threuts and attacks being experienced in some parts of the country presently.

The House however urged the Executive Arm of Government, in the interim to reduce the number of gates leading to the secretariat to a maximum of three i.e. Main, ‘Fire’ and Simeon Adebo gates to ensure surveillance, other gates including the overhead bridge to be under lock and key.

It also urged the Executive Arm of Government to deploy adequate and professional security personnel to man the gates of the Secretariat Complex to prevent a re-occurrence.

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