Oyo State House of Assembly has called for joint meeting of Southwest lawmakers on security to curb the recent spate of kidnappings and banditry in the region.
This followed a motion on the need to tighten security against further incursion by killer herdsmen, moved by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr Abiodun Fadeyi, member representing Oba Ara Constituency.
Presenting the motion, Mr Fadeyi said the recent development in the border towns of Oyo State was taking its toll on forest reserves, and peoples’ livelihood, which has created phobia for travellers.
Reacting to the motion, member representing Ibadan Northeast Constituency 1, Mr Olagoke Akinajo, who recounted his experiences in attack by bandits, advocated sincere approach to tackle insecurity.
Also, member representing Akinyele Constituency, Mr Ayo Fatokun advised the lawmakers to call for security meetings in their respective constituencies to tackle insecurity from the grassroots.
Speaker of the House, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin, called on the executive to convene a meeting of traditional rulers and engage in sensitization programmes through the Ministry of Information, on the need for members of the public to take precautionary security measures in their domains.
The House later directed an 8 member adhoc committee to carry out an on-the-spot assessment of the scene of a violence that occurred on the 19th of this month at Idi Arere, Ibadan which claimed one life.