The Oyo State Government and police authorities on Sunday sued for peace in troubled areas of the state, calling all stakeholders to embrace dialogue and desist from the wanton destruction of lives and livelihood.
Governor Seyi Makinde who was represented by a delegation led by his Special Adviser on Security, Fatai Owoseni, appealed to all to find a way to return communal tolerance and understanding to fight off attacks from bandits and kidnappers.
The Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko in her address at Igangan, Tede and Ago Are communities, said the constant fight within neighborhoods which has led to the destruction of public and private property must stop.
“I just want to enjoy every one of you, let us live in peace. I’m sure those from Tede and Ago Are inter-marry. So you are one and the same person, let us live in peace,” she said.
“If there is no peace, there will be no growth, no development. The more you fight, the more you destroy things. The ones you have already gotten, you are wasting them. Then you have to start all over again.
“I am calling on everybody; let us live in peace with one another. We are going to beef security everywhere.”