The traditional ruler of Onibudo of Ayetoro-Budo Ota in Ogun State, Oba Adewunmi Odutala, has emphasized the urgency of implementing community policing in Nigeria. He highlighted its potential to bolster intelligence gathering, deter criminal activities, and ensure the safety of citizens, particularly in light of recent attacks on monarchs in Ekiti State.
Oba Odutala stressed the importance of local involvement in security efforts and called upon both federal and state governments to expedite the establishment of community policing initiatives.
Expressing concern over the recent attacks on traditional rulers, Oba Odutala condemned the incidents as deliberate attempts to undermine the country’s security. He urged fellow royal leaders in the South West to be vigilant and prepared to defend themselves and their communities in the face of escalating insecurity.
Emphasizing the role of traditional rulers in safeguarding their domains, he underscored the necessity for proactive measures in the absence of adequate government protection.
In light of the recent killings and abductions targeting traditional rulers and school children nationwide, Oba Odutala noted the pressing need for a robust, community-oriented security framework. He called upon the federal government and Ekiti State Governor Biodun Oyebanji to conduct thorough investigations into the attacks and ensure that the perpetrators face justice.