Alahuga of Ahuga Akoko land, His royal majesty, Oba Samuel Agunloye, at the weekend, led leaders and representatives of the six communities in the town, on a courtesy visit to the Omole home of the Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams.
The six communities being represented at the meeting were Ahuga, Ikakukumo, Akunnu, Ise, Iboropa and Ugbe.
They were the Isowopo communities in Akoko, Ondo state.
The visit, according to the monarch, was to congratulate Adams on his new status as the Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, appreciate his support on the release of his wife by the suspected kidnappers, and seek better security in the town and its environs.
Oba Agunloye, said the spate of insecurity in Ahuga town and the adjourning communities is becoming unbearable to the people, saying the town needs continuous presence of security personnel across the communities.
“For a very long time now, Ahuga, a prominent town in Akoko and its environs, has been experiencing security breach. Kidnappers are always on rampage, killing and making life difficult for my people. We are always at the mercy of the police and other security agencies. Given the present situation in the town, we are here to seek your support in ensuring peace and protection of lives and property.
We want to collaborate with the members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and other security outfits ensure a lasting peace in Ahuga and all the communities”. The monarch, however, applauded Adams’ courage and determination in ensuring peace across the Yoruba nation.
Responding, Iba Gani Adams, said it is the responsibility of the government to provide effective security for the people in all the communities, adding that security of lives and property is key to the development of every society. He suggested that the Ahuga monarch should align with the OPC and other security outfits to ensure safety of lives. He also charged the monarch to partner with members of the OPC in the town, so as to ensure effective security in Ahuga and its environs.
“I appreciate your visit and that of the representatives of Isowopo communities, comprising the six communities in Ahuga town in Akoko. It is my belief that the visit would be of great benefit to both of us. On this note, I want to assure you of my support in finding solution to the menace of kidnappers, and ensuring lasting peace in the communities. In doing this, residents of the town need to be security conscious, they need to be vigilant and support the police in ensuring peace across the town. Our members are visible and available anywhere across the southwest, nevertheless, in case you don’t see our members in Ahuga town, start today by using the existing structure in Ondo state to establish the Ahuga chapter of the OPC,”Aare Adams said.
Apart from the monarch, other leaders of the Isowopo communities present at the meeting included: Chiefs Johnson Ademoyegun,Akadiri Salau,Joseph Majekodunmi,S Y Oloyo,Prince Festus Oloruntoba, Jaiyeoba Isaac,Caroline Obayan,Otunba Arijeniwa Adeyemi. Others were; Victoria Olaitan Balogun, Prince Olowo Akeem,Apostle Olatunde Bayode, and Chief Rufus Obalaye.