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Insecurity: Ebira Communities Ban Festivals In Ondo

As part of the efforts to tackle crimes and criminals in their vicinity. The Ebira people living in Ondo State have announced the ban of all traditional festivals in their communities in the state.

The people group additionally encouraged the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. To establish the Amotekun posts in different networks where the Ebira public live across the state. And enroll their indigenes in the state security network organization to aid the battle against the criminal components.

Talking in Akure, the state capital for the Ebira nation from Kogi State living in Ondo State. One of the heads of the networks, Abiodun Umoru. Said his kin are prepared to hold hands with the security organizations to battle uncertainty in the state.

Umoru, who expressed displeasure over the mention of one Idris Ojo. Who was an escapee from Kuje prison as one of those arrested for carrying out the massacre in Owo on June 5, 2022. A month after, said some steps had been taken to ensure that criminals were flushed out of Ebira community.

According to him, one of such steps was banning traditional festivals in Ebira communities in the state; saying anybody who wanted to hide under traditional festivals to perpetrate evil in the state would be handed over to the security agents.

He said, “We can no longer fold our arms while some of our kinsmen will be acting against our cherished cultural norms and values.

“We have warned and educated our women who sell food items at strategic locations. On the major roads of the dangers of hobnobbing with suspected criminals by volunteering information to them.

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