Governor Seyi Makinde’s government has invited some traditional worshippers in Oyo State to invoke spiritual powers as a means of tackling the Fulani herdsmen and insecurity ravaging the State.
The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun made this known to newsmen on Wednesday in Ibadan, the State capital.
He made the disclosure shortly after meeting with traditional worshipers at his ministry on “Community and Public Enlightenment on Security and Peaceful Coexistence”.
According to the Commissioner, the government is collaborating with the traditional worshippers to offer sacrifices and other spiritual exercises to curb the security crisis bedeviling the State.
He stated that the current administration led by Seyi Makinde was working on the request of the traditional worshipers to be granted a public holiday and harped on the need to involve the traditionalists, among other religious bodies, to tackle criminal activities in the State.
Recall that the State had in recent time witnessed unrest birthed by the activities of Fulani herdsmen and farmers, kidnappers and other criminal elements disturbing the peace of the State.