Oyo State To Commence Talk With Area Boys, Cult Groups
The Government of Oyo State has said that the government is determined to commence talks with all street urchins (area boys) and cult groups in Oyo State.Information Guide Nigeria
THIS DAY reports that this was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun after a closed-door meeting with representatives of the militant groups.
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The commissioner emphasised that it was time to end bloodshed in the state adding that the state government in collaboration with militant groups is determined to proffer peaceful solutions to the clash between area boys and cult groups in the state.
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According to THIS DAY, Olatunbosun said, “the State Executive Council is aware of the activities of cultists and cult groups in the state. We hope to hold a meeting with them. The Oyo State Government, under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde is determined to put a stop to this clash among cult groups and area boys.
“To this end, we, in collaboration with all the militant groups in the state, are taking the message of peace to the den of these cultists.
“We will try to convince them to be disarmed and return to their homes peacefully. Afterwards, there will be a clampdown on activities of area boys and cult groups who fail to cooperate with us.”Jamb Result
Olatunbosun admonished the area boys and cult groups to sheath their swords and pursue peace in the state
The meeting was attended by Agbekoya, Odua People’s Congress (OPC), Vigilance Group of Nigeria, among others in Ibadan.