- Gboyega Isiaka reminds the federal government that it has a responsibility to protect lives and properties
- Isiaka critices the Miyetti Allah group for saying the attack on villages in Plateau is retaliation for 300 missing cattle
- He promises to work with security agencies to protect Ogun state people when he becomes governor in 2019
Top Ogun state politician and governorship aspirant on the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) for the 2019 general elections, Gboyega Isiaka, has called on the federal government to improve on protection of lives and properties of citizens.
Isiaka, who recently dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), condemned the recent attack in Plateau state by alleged herdsmen leading to the death of over 100 people, including children and women.
A statement by Wale Junaid, his media assistant, said Isiaka urged the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to stop politicising the killings.
He also urged the government to find a lasting solution to the herdsman attacks across north-central states by ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to justice.
The politician further condemned the Miyetti Allah association for claiming the killing was retaliation for 300 lost cattle.
Isiaka said: "It is the basic responsibility of the government to ensure the safety and co-living of all Nigerians irrespective of who they are or where they live, without fear or favour; but with the constant attacks on innocent people, it seems the APC-led Federal Government is failing in its responsibility.”
He promised Ogun state residents that he would collaborate with security agencies to provide necessary crime-fighting equipment for the security of lives and properties.
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Apart from this, he said he would set up community watchmen.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, June 27, directed security chiefs in the country to remain vigilant and ensure that the protection of lives and properties of the citizens in the country is not taken for granted.
The report said that Buhari gave the directive in Jos, Plateau, at an interactive session with stakeholders in the aftermath of the recent killings in some communities in the state.
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