Oyo residents have told Governor Seyi Makinde to immediately order the release of the members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) that were arrested for capturing Iskilu Wakili, a notorious Fulani herder in Ibarapa.
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They made the request while reacting to Makinde’s statement on Monday.
Makinde had said, “We are aware of the events regarding Iskilu Wakili at Kajola community in Ibarapa North LGA, and the Nigeria police’s handling of the matter. I want to assure you that we are taking all necessary steps to ensure that the interests of the good people of Oyo State are protected.
“I, therefore, urge all law-abiding citizens of the state to stay calm and go about their legitimate businesses. And to call 615 toll-free to report any security breaches in Oyo State.”
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Responding, @OladSam20 said: “We demand the release of the OPC members that were detained at Iyaganku. May God bless you as you intercede Sir.”
@Amstel20111 said: “When are the OPC members arrested going to be released? Or is there a scheme of protecting interest playing out here.”
@Sholayboh said: “This is your time, after 2023 election you might not be in that position, but your name will never erase as Oyo governor. Your people first and other follow. Release these opc member and procecute the killer herders.”
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@BhadmusAkeem said: “The men of the OPC involved in the arrest of Iskilu Wakili should be released with immediate effect.”
@BuymooreConsult said: “Your impunity is top notch.”
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Wakili was reportedly arrested by men of the OPC on Sunday after an exchange of gun fire. The notorious herder is said to have terrorised the area and its environs for years, seizing farmlands, raping women and allegedly coordinating kidnapping and robbery.