Ogun’s traditional ruler threatens to lead the protest over relentless attacks by land robbers

Ogun's traditional ruler threatens to lead the protest over relentless attacks by land robbers

Oba Timothy Akinsanya, the Ewusi of Makun-Kingdom in the Sagamu area of ​​Ogun state, gave the state government a seven-day ultimatum to intervene in an alleged land invasion by some suspected land grabbers.

The traditional ruler has threatened to lead a protest and block major roads in the state’s Sagamu area if the government doesn’t come to their aid.

Oba Akinsaya, addressing reporters in his mansion in Sagamu, complained that suspected land grabbers invaded Makun communities with dangerous weapons and injured residents.

The monarch complained that the people living in the villages of Okerala, Oko-Iwaju, Kanuyi, Ipa, among others, were terrorized, dehumanized and maimed by the alleged land grabbers.

He complained that several efforts to grab government attention and save affected communities were unsuccessful.

The traditional first-class ruler, however, insisted that people will resort to self-help if nothing is done within seven days.

He added: “We are not threatening, it is a fact. We demonstrated at Akarigbo’s palace. We’ve been to the House of Assembly, but they’re taking it lightly. Enough, my people can’t keep running away from home. After seven days, we won’t take it lightly

“I have begged my people not to put the law in their hands, but now I will lead them.

“We will organize a peaceful protest that will block the town of Sagamu over the next seven days if our government does not act accordingly to prevent probable reprisals from our community.

“Likewise, we urge the Inspector General of the Nigerian Police to do everything in his power to ensure that a looming community confrontation that could further threaten our peaceful coexistence is reduced.”

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