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Igangan killings: Oyo NUJ calls for security summit

...condemns killings, urges arrest of perpetrators

Oyo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Tuesday called for convocation of a security summit in the state aimed at finding a lasting solution to the wanton killings in parts of the state.

The union condemned the killings in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state, and admonished the authorities to be more alive to their responsibilities of safety of lives and property of the people.

In a statement signed by Ademola Babalola, chairman, and Sola Oladapo, secretary, and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Ibadan, the union described the killings as inhuman, cruel and barbaric.

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It called on security agencies in the state, both uniformed and un-uniformed, to be more proactive in tackling the ugly trend.

The NUJ lamented the wanton killings and destruction of properties, saying the actions were avoidable if appropriate authorities evolve adequate measures and act in time on the intelligence information at their disposal.

The union called on both the federal and state governments to put in place adequate measures aimed at forestalling the killings because the citizens are living in palpable fear with the daily spike in bloodletting across the land.

It sympathised with victims of the dastardly acts, calling on the government to ensure they are adequately compensated for their losses.

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