The people of Iragbiji, the hometown of Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola mobilised themselves and secured the town against hoodlums and looters throughout the EndSARS protest.
At the time residents of top politicians and private business premises were attacked, vandalised and looted in many parts of the state, the traditional ruler of Iragbiji, Oba Abdulrosheed Ayotunde Olabomi coordinated his subjects to secure the town.
The monarch while addressing the Iragbiji Community Joint Security Task Force commended the team for defending Iragbijiland against hoodlums, robbers, looters, and destroyers masquerading as EndSARS protesters.
The local security ensured that looters and vandals did not gain access to Governor Oyetola’s residence in his country home as they manned all entry roads into Iragbiji town.
The monarch said, “The [looters] could not risk it. Their families would have been gnashing their teeth.”
During their patrol, the local security arrested three suspects who were robbing motorists along Iragbiji/Eleesun/Kelebe/Osogbo road and handed them over to police.
Oba Olabomi lauded Oyetola for nipping the lawlessness and brigandage witnessed in the state since the EndSARS protest began in the state in the bud.
He commended the military and the DSS for their efforts at this period and appeal to members of the police Force not to feel dejected.
“We have one or two lessons to learn from the just concluded protest. For the personnel who lost their lives, I beseech God to rest their souls and take care of their loved ones,” Aragbiji said.