Following alleged attacks on his subjects and their farms by suspected herdsmen, the traditional ruler of Iyemero Ekiti, Oba Ebenezer Ogungbemi has called for the intervention of the Ekiti State government.
Oba Ogungbemi, the Olu of Iyemero, urged Governor Kayode Fayemi to consider the community’s request for the establishment of a full-fledged operational police station.
According to a letter dated April 2, 2019, and addressed to the governor, the monarch said he was making the request on behalf of his council of chiefs and entire sons and daughters of Iyemero at home and abroad.
Oba Ogungbemi wrote, “On behalf of the Olu of Iyemero Council of Chiefs and the entire sons and daughters of Iyemero Ekiti both home and abroad hereby seek Your Excellency’s consideration and approval for the siting and immediate construction of a full fledge operational police station in Iyemero Ekiti.
“This action will curb the incessant attacks on life and wanton destructions of large agricultural farmland and produce in Iyemero Ekiti.
“Special land has been allocated for the proposed construction of the police station and temporary residence will be provided for the police accommodation.
“This criminal activities, are most times perpetrated by armed hooligans and intruders who are called herdsmen who suddenly stumbles to kill and destroy.
“The presence of the police station will prevent further attacks on our people, who now lived palpable fear and grieve.
“Your immediate response and actions will provides safety and security to all who lives, farm and engaged in large commercial agricultural businesses within the enclave of the town.
“Please, accept the assurances of our highest and collective regards.”