Oyo State All Progressives Congress has condemned the Saturday’s killings in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area, of the state.
Noting that the killing is one too many, the party called on Governor Seyi Makinde to promptly convoke a security summit to find a lasting solution to the issue of insecurity confronting the state.
This is contained in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Ibadan.
No less than 15 persons were killed and many buildings destroyed, including the Palace of the Asigangan, when about 50 unknown gunmen attacked Igangan in Ibarapa area of Oyo State.
In its statement, the APC appealed to the governor to forget the rhetoric of having Àmotekun and Operation Burst, adding both had shown to be ineffective.
The party said it would continue to advise the governor to be proactive and stop playing lip service or politics with the security challenges in the state.
The statement read in part, “Obviously and certainly, the current situation of Oyo State was not what Makinde and PDP took over from the immediate past APC government in the state under Gov. Abiola Ajimobi in 2019.
“The excuse of general security issues has been with us in Nigeria since 2009 even before Ajimobi took over the mantle of governance in 2011. In spite of the issues, Ajimobi secured Oyo State.”
The APC expressed worries over how the governor has been making use of the monthly security vote allocated to his office, looking at the present security challenges in Oyo State.