Following recent multiple attacks by herdsmen in Ose area of Ondo state, the local government has distributed relief materials to residents rendered homeless by the bandits.
At the launch of the distribution of the materials in Ifon, Chairman of Ose local government, Prince Adekunle Dennis, said victims mostly farmers of the violent attacks from Okeluse, Molege, Arimogija and Ute would benefit from the gesture meant to reduce their suffering.
According to Prince Dennis, the council with the assistance of Ondo state government are doing everything possible not only to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly act but make the area uncomfortable for criminal herders to operate.
While consoling the families of those who lost their loved ones to the brutal attacks, the Council boss charged the survivors not to be deterred by the temporary setback saying, all hands were on deck to resettle them so that they could return to their normal lives as soon as possible.
Adekunle said “the state and the council will not leave you alone at this difficult period, we will do everything humanly possible to assist you and put you back on strong footing, as you all know, this administration is reputed for fulfilling it promises hence the nick name ‘talk and do’ government. I can therefore assure that government will not renege on it promise to assist in rebuilding your homes so that you can quickly go back to your farming and trading businesses to prevent food insecurity next year”
He concluded that the state government had beefed up security within and across the local government area to ward off external aggression with a view to preventing further attack or a breakdown of law and order.
Addressing the beneficiaries, the Olute of Ute land, Oba Adetunji Oluwole Akinrogbe represented by Akarigbo of Ute, Chief Felix Olabode said the traditional ruler and the community were ready to join hands with government and security operatives to protect farmers and other residents of Ose local government areas from external aggression.
Some of the beneficiaries who could not hide their joy over the government’s magnanimity, appealed passionately to government at all levels to further assist them in rebuilding their homes set ablaze by the bandits during the bloody attacks that claimed about four lives at Okeluse, Molege and Arimogija.
InItems distributed include Rice, Beans, Red/Vegetable Oil, Bedsheets, Mattresses and other relief materials.