Senator Odebiyi demands Investigation over alleged Harassment of farmers by Soldiers and herders

The Federal Lawmaker representing Ogun West Senatorial district, Senator Tolu Odebiyi has raised his concern over the high state of insecurity plaguing people in the Senatorial district.

This he made know through a press release on the 29th of January 2021, this he made regarding the various issues of alleged procuring of soldiers by herders to forcefully graze on the people’s farm.

Senator Tolu Odebiyi while demanding that a thorough investigation be made to address this situation lamented the incessant harassment, brutalization and maiming which were traceable to herders in Yewa land.

According to him,”It is morally wrong to allow herders to graze on people’s farms unchecked, to the point that law abiding citizens are rendered hapless.”

This he stated sends a dangerous sign which also undermine the credibility of government.

The Senator also called on the Brigade Commander of the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta and the State Commissioner of Police (CP), Ogun Command to urgently look into the matter, in order to stop the inimical, unpleasant and nasty situation reverberating around the villages of Ateru, Moro, Ologun, Agbon, Igbota, Ogunba-Aiyetoro, Oke-Odo, Ibore, Gbokoto, Iselu, Ijale, Ohunbe, Igbeme, Owode-Ketu, Igan-Alade, Lashilo, Oja Odan, Ateru, Moro, Ologun, Iyana Meta, Igbooro, Egbeda and Kuse.

Sen. Odebiyi noted that residents of Ogun West have gone through a lot of trauma in the hands of military and other strike forces, adding that it is the responsibility of the Military and Police to protect the lives and property of the citizenry and bring peace to the polity.

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