By Dorcas Elusogbon
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has called for improved security measures to protect the lives and properties of citizens.
A statement issued on Monday in Ile-Ife by Mr Moses Olafare, Director Media and Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace, quotes Ogunwusi as making the call following Saturday night attack on Igangan town in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Palace of the traditional ruler of Igangan, a fuel station, vehicles and some houses were razed by the bandits who invaded the community while no fewer than 11 persons were killed.
“There is no better time than now for robust security measures, because the security of lives and properties of Nigerians is the basis upon which government is being constituted,” he said.
The traditional ruler condemned the recent midnight attack during which many lives and properties were lost,
He described the attack as devilish and provocative, noting that such dastardly act should not be allowed to continue as not to ruin the unity and prosperity of Nigeria.
“Such an attack in which victims credibly traced some perpetrators from a particular section of the country is capable of disintegrating this country.
“That is why those behind it must be smoked out of their jungles and dealt with accordingly,’ he said.
The Ooni added that such an invasion was the height of criminality which must not go without strong consequences for the perpetrators.(NAN)