The Oluwo of Iwoland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has called on the Federal and state governments to include resourceful traditional rulers in the panels of inquiry on the mayhem that trailer the #EndSARS protests across the country, as well as the panels on police brutality through out the nation.

Oba Akanbi siad that aside police stations, responsible palaces are always primary points of contact whenever there is any security threat or security brutality, reiterating the importance of inclusion of traditional rulers in the panels set up to look into the protests and the attendand mayhems.

According to the morning, doing so will keep traditional rulers abreast of security issues and equally facilitate effective mediation where needed.

Oluwo disclosed that some panels constituted in some states were without traditional rulers as members, asking the government to consider their traditional input, most especially, as it relates to security matter.

He said security is one of the primary duties of every responsible monarch, pointing out that monarchs are actors in the ongoing struggle and must be given necessary assignment to constructively address the angers of Nigerian youths at this critical time.

Relating the place of monarchs in community affairs, the Oluwo siad that this necessitated the attacks on some palaces in the heat of the protest.

A statement by the Oluwo’s Press Secretary, Alli Ibraheem, reads, “Palaces were part of the target of most #EndSARS protesters, because of our place in securing our community and managing crisis.

“Aside police stations, one other primary point of contact are responsible palaces. At this critical time, monarchs’ input are of immense value. We were seriously affected at the heat of the #EndSARS protests and police brutality. The youth expected much from us, because the victims were our children.

“I want to appeal to both the Federal and state governments to include resourceful traditional rulers into their respective panels of inquiry. We stand to gain nothing than to entrust justice and have security information that will help us more in assisting the government on security. We are always ready to make our contribution and must not left out at this fragile moment of modern and traditional government leadership challenge.

“The government at all levels should consider incorporation of virile traditional rulers into the various panel of inquiry.

“The two palaces destroyed by the angry youths were testimonies that monarchs are part of security actors. I will equally appeal to government to strengthen traditional rulers with security vote. Much more would have been done should we have access to such.”

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