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Advocacy group holds workshop on security in Yorubaland

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Amid the growing concerns over the spread of banditry, insurgency and other violent crimes around the country, an advocacy group, The Yoruba Leadership and Peace Initiative (TYLPI) is to hold a high level workshop on safety and security in the region.

The workshop, with the theme “Safety and Security in Yorubaland: An Advisory for Stakeholders”, will hold at the Conference Hall of Lead City University, Ibadan on Wednesday, 25 January 2023.

Speakers at the programme will include His Royal Majesty, the Orangun of Oke-Ila, Osun State, Oba Adedokun Abolarin; Rear Admiral Leye Jaiyeola (rtd,), formerly of the Nigerian Navy Intelligence Corps; Commander, Oyo State Amotekun Security Corps, Brig. General Kunle Togun; retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Chief Tunji Alapini; and Dr Modupe Albert of the Department of Politics and International Relations, Lead City University, Ibadan.

Topics for discussion include ‘Insecurity in Yorubaland: The Challenges Confronting  Security Agencies’, ‘The Role of Traditional Rulers in Combating Abductions and Terrorism’, ‘Taming the Monsters of Abductions and Terrorism in Yorubaland’, ‘The Imperatives of a Decentralised Security Landscape in Combating Banditry in Nigeria’ and “The Challenges and Prospects of the Military in Mitigating the Crisis of Kidnapping and Terrorism’.

Expected at the workshop are member organisations of the South West Development Forum, women groups, top academics, civil society organisations, faith based groups and community leaders.

TYLPI President, Mr Olusegun Ahmadu will deliver a welcome address.

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