Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, traditional chiefs and Baales on Tuesday send a warning signal to troublemakers who persistently cause mayhem in some parts of the city to say enough is enough.
Over 250 Mogaji, Baale and Chiefs whose areas were recently affected by the mayhem converged at the Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace of Oba Adetunji for two and a half hours to take the unanimous stand.
The sitting which identified unemployment, drug abuse, idleness, inadequate synergy between the law enforcement agents and the grassroots reasoned that the time had come for family heads to conduct regular weekly family meetings through which family ties could be strengthened and existing gaps closed for family safety and solidarity.
In a press release signed by Adeola Oloko (Mr.)Personal Assistant /Director of Media and Public Affairs it was also suggested that where a Mogaji becomes unavoidably absent, he should delegate authority to the next in rank in the family. The meeting agreed that there was need for comprehensive database of people living in every family compound.
Oba Adetunji who sympathized with victims of the mayhem urged all the youths in the land to join the well-meaning people in stemming the tide of violence in order to make Ibadan more habitable for all and sundry, as law-enforcement agents could not do it alone.
While thanking the Olubadan for convening the security meeting, the Lagunna Balogun of Ibadan land, Chief Amusa Eleruweere encouraged the first class monarch to conduct more of such meetings and involve the law enforcement agents.
Participating Mogaji and Baale were drawn from Idi Arere, Asuni, Oja’Gbo, Oopo Yeosa, Olorisa Oko, Asaka and other areas affected