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Ibarapa Youths Storm Makinde’s Office, Protest Against Insecurity
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Ibarapa Youths Storm Makinde’s Office, Protest Against Insecurity

Youths from various parts of Oyo State have stormed the State Secretariat at Agodi to register their displeasure against the incessant killings by criminal herdsmen in Ibarapaland, Oke-Ogun and other parts of the state. The youths are also protesting the arrest and the remand of three members of the Oodua Peoples Congress in prison on the order of the court. The three members were part of the vigilante groups that captured the dreaded Fulani herder in Ibarapaland, Iskilu Wakili. They were layer charged with murder and arson and were remanded in prison. The protesters, who are mainly from Ibarapaland stormed the Secretariat where the Governor’s Office is located at around 10:40am to register their displeasure about security issue in the area. Armed with placards with various...
We Monitored Wakili’s Activities For Months Before His Arrest – Gani Adams
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We Monitored Wakili’s Activities For Months Before His Arrest – Gani Adams

Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland on Monday refuted the claim that members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) arrested an elderly man called Iskilu Wakili in a Fulani settlement at Kajola, in Ibarapa area of Oyo State. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Aare Adams described Wakili as a criminal who masterminded and coordinated several kidnap operations in the area before his arrest. He said Wakili only pretended as if he was blind after his arrest to arouse sympathy despite all the atrocious acts he and his gangs have committed for years. According to him, after his arrest, Wakili who was in Ogun state two weeks ago to purchase animal feeds for his cows walked by himself without support from anyone from his house to the vehicle where he was kept f...
Four Men Killed In Ibarapa After Arrest Of Fulani Warlord, Wakili — Gani Adams
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Four Men Killed In Ibarapa After Arrest Of Fulani Warlord, Wakili — Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has raised the alarm over the killing of four men at Idiyan village, Igangan, Oyo State by men believed to be Abdullah Iskilu Wakili's men. The four men were hacked to death around 2 am on Monday at the village. Two of the men killed were said to be members of the community police in the area. Adams, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, said the four men were killed in the most gruesome manner, adding that the audio and pictorial evidence at his disposal indicated that the killers had been terrorising the village and its environs. They have also collected over 800 million naira as ransom from their captives. He said, "Wakili's men have displaced more than a million residents in the over 10 vill...
Insecurity: Makinde Vows To Deal With Anyone Found Wanting
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Insecurity: Makinde Vows To Deal With Anyone Found Wanting

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has waded into the crisis created by the arrest of the hardened Fulani herdsman, Iskilu Wakili by members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in Ibarapa North Local Government area of the state. Makinde who spoke on Monday while performing a symbolic presentation of notebooks to secondary school students across the state, said anyone found wanting of breaking the law, irrespective of the ethnic background or religion would be dealt with in accordance with the law of the land. He assured that his administration is doing everything within its powers to ensure there was no miscarriage of justice. The event which held at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s office, Agodi Ibadan was attended by top government functionaries and select school stude...
Why We Arrested OPC Operatives Over Wakili Capture – Police
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Why We Arrested OPC Operatives Over Wakili Capture – Police

Oyo Police Command on Sunday confirmed three members of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) are in custody for arresting suspected kidnap kingpin, Iskilu Wakiliin Ayete, Ibarapa local government, Oyo state. The police said the three men were being interrogated for their involvement in arson and murder while carrying out the arrest of Wakili. Oyo police spokesperson, Olugbenga Fadeyi, a Chief Superintendent of Police, also said the Commissioner of Police has directed that Wakili, due to his frail appearance and state of health, be moved to the hospital while others are being interrogated. He said “The Oyo State Police Command would like to inform the general public that at about 0900 hrs of date (7th March 2021), information was received that a group of persons, (later found out to b...
Gani Adams Commends OPC, Ibarapa Joint Security Team Over Arrest Of Wakilu
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Gani Adams Commends OPC, Ibarapa Joint Security Team Over Arrest Of Wakilu

Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams on Sunday applauded the joint efforts of all the security operatives in Ibarapa on the arrest of most dreaded and notorious Kidnap kingpin, Abdullah Wakilu in a joint operation today. The joint team of Ibarapa security operatives, including OPC, Vigilante and other groups had arrested Wakilu and three others after several attempts culminating in a gun battle. Wakilu was nabbed barely seven days after his second-in-command, Isiaka Muhammadu, was arrested alongside four others, by the Oyo state chapter of the Oodua Peoples Congress on the directives of the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams. He was arrested around 7am on Sunday, and had been handed over to the Divisional police office, Igbo Ora, Oyo s...
OPC Captures, Arrests Iskilu Wakili And His Fulani Squad
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OPC Captures, Arrests Iskilu Wakili And His Fulani Squad

The notorious herdsman terrorising communities in Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun areas of Oyo State, Iskilu Wakili, has been arrested. The Nation learnt he was arrested on Sunday morning in Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government. Wakili had been alleged to have masterminded the killings and abductions in the communities. He was arrested by men of the Odua Peoples Congres s(OPC). Kehinde Aderemi, Special Assistant on Media to Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams Adams, confirmed his arrest. The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere commended OPC for the development. Its National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, in a statement on Sunday, said: “Afenifere gives tremendous commendation to OPC under Iba Gani Adams for the arrest of iskilu Wakili...
OPC, NSCDC Arrests 4 Suspected Kidnappers In Ibarapa, Oyo State
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OPC, NSCDC Arrests 4 Suspected Kidnappers In Ibarapa, Oyo State

Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) arrested four suspected Kidnappers in Ibarapa, area of Oyo state. The group under the supervision of the Oyo state coordinator of the Gani Adams-led OPC, comrade Rotimi Olumo, also made huge progress with the arrest of the second in command to the dreaded Kidnapper, Wakilu, Isiaka Muhammadu was also arrested. The arrest was made around 1 pm today, while the OPC was on a search mission for the dreaded Wakilu that had been terrorizing the entire area. Muhammadu, who was arrested around 5 pm had given vital information that might lead to the arrest of the kingpin. The suspected Kidnappers had been a thorn in the flesh of the residents of the community.
Ahmad Lawan Blames South-West Governors For Killings In Shasha Market, Ibarapa
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Ahmad Lawan Blames South-West Governors For Killings In Shasha Market, Ibarapa

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, says divisive utterances by some Southwest governors were responsible for the killings in Sasha market in Ibadan, Oyo State and other violence against northerners in the region. A crisis had on February 18 erupted in Shaha following an argument that ensued between a pregnant Yoruba woman and a Hausa businessman. Following the development, many were killed while many houses were burnt, which rendered thousands of Hausa residents homeless. Speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa Service, Lawan attributed the violence to the latest call for the eviction of Fulani herders out of Southwestern states. “Leadership failures in the region cause what happened in Oyo State and other things that kept happening in the Southwestern states,” he said. “Som...
Herdsmen Not Responsible For Aborode’s Killing – Makinde
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Herdsmen Not Responsible For Aborode’s Killing – Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Saturday declared that herdsmen were not responsible for the killing of Dr. Fatai Aborode. DAILY POST recalls that Aborode, a former House of Representatives candidate, was last year killed in Igangan, a town in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state by yet to be identified persons. The killing and other killings, kidnapping and attacks in Ibarapa geopolitical zone have been attributed to suspected herdsmen. Though, many people believed that the PDP chieftain was killed by suspected herdsmen, Makinde, however, said that that herdsmen were not responsible for the killing. Makinde who spoke on Saturday morning during a program on the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (because) monitored by DAILY POST said, ”Aborode’s killing...
6 Reasons Ibarapa Residents Want Iskilu Wakili Evicted
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6 Reasons Ibarapa Residents Want Iskilu Wakili Evicted

Six reasons Ibarapa residents want notorious Fulani chieftain, Iskilu Wakili, evicted Iskilu Wakili is a notorious Fulani warlord in Ayete, a town in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State. Farmers and residents in the area thought the eviction of the Seriki Fulani, Abdulkadri Saliu, from Igangan also in Ibarapaland, was the end to Fulani herdsmen oppression but Wakili only waxed stronger as he mounted no cross-zone on farms with the eviction of Saliu in a bid to send warnings to the people of the town that he cannot be evicted. Here are six reasons Ayete people want Wakili barred; 1- Wakili has been accused of displacing farmers from their farms by forcefully invading their farms with cattle. 2- He has been accused of rape, kidnapping and other crimes in Ayete, Ibarapaland. 3- ...
Ibarapa: Herdsmen Mount “No Cross-Zone” On Farmlands In Oyo
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Ibarapa: Herdsmen Mount “No Cross-Zone” On Farmlands In Oyo

Despite Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde’s vow to tackle the security challenges in the Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zone of the state, some farmers have again been sacked from their farms by suspected herders. The governor last week said that, among other measures, additional 200 operatives of the Oyo State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps would be deployed to the region for forestall attack on residents. But on Friday, some farmers were attacked on their way to the farms by suspected herders in Igangan. Some farmers, who resided on farm settlements, were also sent out of their farmlands. The Convener Igangan Development Advocates, Oladokun Oladiran, said many of the farm settlers have been sent packing. Oladiran appealed to the government to quickly ensure that the Amotekun dep...
We Will Evict You If You Cause Trouble In Kwara – Kwara Group To Sarkin Fulani
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We Will Evict You If You Cause Trouble In Kwara – Kwara Group To Sarkin Fulani

A youth group, Kwara South Movement (KSM), has warned the embattled Sarkin Fulani of Oyo State, Saliu Abdulkadri, to be law-abiding during his stay in Kwara State or face another eviction notice. Abdulkadri and his men had moved out of Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State to Kwara State after the expiration of a seven-day eviction notice by Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho. Igboho had asked all Fulani residents in the area to leave to stop kidnapping allegedly perpetrated in the area by herders linked to the ethnic group. He accused Abdukadir of harbouring the herders allegedly kidnapping and killing residents of the community. KSM, in a statement by its coordinator, Saheed Olayinka Odofin, and secretary, Adeyink...
Oyo Farmers Flee As Herdsmen Attack Igangan Again
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Oyo Farmers Flee As Herdsmen Attack Igangan Again

There is renewed tension in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State following the alleged takeover of two villages by some herdsmen. The two villages, Kajola and Gbagba Idere are located in the Ayete Local Government Area of the state. Residents of Ayete told our correspondent that a Fulani herdsman, Iskilu Wakil, was asked to leave the villages because he did not buy the land he was occupying. This was said to have infuriated the herder, who claimed he was a combatant with arms and ammunition. The Asawo of Ayete, Oba Emmanuel Okeniyi, said those who have farms in the villages had fled the places over fear they might be attacked by Wakil. Oba Okeniyi said, “They asked him to leave the area. I don’t think he bought the land from anybody and the owners of the ...
We Will Rather Die Than Accept Seriki Fulani Back – Igangan Residents Vow
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We Will Rather Die Than Accept Seriki Fulani Back – Igangan Residents Vow

Residents of Igangan in Ibarapa North-West LCDA of Oyo State have vowed never to allow the now-ejected Seriki Fulani, Abdulkadri Saliu, to return to the community. According to them, accepting the Seriki Fulani back in the town was tantamount to self-suicide, adding that they would rather die than to accept Saliu back in the town. “The entire town would rather go into self-suicide than to accept Seriki back. We would rather lay down our lives than for us and our generations to come to be subjected to the evil reign of Seriki again,” the Convener, Igangan Development Advocates, Oladiran Oladokun, told The PUNCH on Friday. Oladokun was reacting to a statement made by the Seriki Fulani that he would consider moving back to Igangan. “If given opportunity to return to the community I ...
Why It Will Be Difficult To Arrest Sunday Igboho – Falana
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Why It Will Be Difficult To Arrest Sunday Igboho – Falana

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has said it will be difficult and inequitable to arrest the popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho for asking Fulani herdsmen to vacate Igangan, Ibarapa area of Oyo State. Falana, while featuring on a Channels television programme on Friday morning said the failure of the Federal Government to take actions when some Northern Governors repatriated Almajiris back to their home states shows that the issue of security in Nigeria is being politicized. According to him, nobody has the right to issue quit notice to any Nigerian living in any part of the country. However, the human rights lawyer recalled that the government at the centre did not deem it necessary to arrest a Northerner who once asked Igbos living in the North to quit, saying, “i...
Sunday Igboho: Falana Condemns Quit Notice Issued To Fulani Herdsmen In Ibarapa
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Sunday Igboho: Falana Condemns Quit Notice Issued To Fulani Herdsmen In Ibarapa

Nigerian activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, has faulted the quit notice issued to Fulanis Herdsmen in the Southeast by Sunday Igboho. Falana described Igboho’s eviction order as unlawful and wrong. Igboho, a Yoruba activist had asked all Fulanis Herdsmen in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State, to leave the community following allegations of criminal activities. However, Falana said Fulani people have every right to live in Ibarapa land. Speaking with BBC, the Senior Advocate cautioned against the generalisation of criminal elements. Falana said those responsible for criminal acts should be made to face the wrath of law without an entire ethnic group being labelled criminals. He said: “With profound respect under our laws, even a squatter cannot be ejected and th...
Amotekun Arrests Truckload Of Herdsmen Going To Ibarapa, Recovers 25 Guns
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Amotekun Arrests Truckload Of Herdsmen Going To Ibarapa, Recovers 25 Guns

Operatives of the Oyo State chapter of the Western Nigeria Security Network, more commonly known as Amotekun, have intercepted a truck loaded with gunmen suspected to be herdsmen heading to Igangan community in the recently troubled Ibarapa area of the state. The truck, with registration number TUR30ZY, is registered with Kebbi State and the Amotekun officials found 25 guns and 10 dogs in the truck alongside the suspects. SaharaReporters was told that the suspects had been handed over to the police authorities in Ido for more profiling. “The Oyo State Amotekun, Ido unit led by Gbenga Olanrewaju made the arrest. They are suspected herdsmen in possession of about 25 dane guns and 10 dogs. They have been handed over to the police for further interrogation,” an official said. T...
Herdsmen Attacks Will Stop If Government Is Serious About Ending It – Jimi Agbaje
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Herdsmen Attacks Will Stop If Government Is Serious About Ending It – Jimi Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje, a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said youths who gave ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to vacate Yorubaland must have acted out frustration after the government repeatedly failed to listen to their cries and save them from incessant attacks from bandits while the perpetrators were also not prosecuted. Violence had erupted in Igangan, Ibarapa, on Friday when a popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, alongside his followers, stormed the Fulani settlement in the ancient town to eject Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, and herdsmen accused of perpetrating crimes ranging from kidnappings, killings, rape to invasion of farmlands with their cattle. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Agbaje...
Makinde Seek Help, Stop Reacting Out Of Fear Of Your Image – Sunday Dare
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Makinde Seek Help, Stop Reacting Out Of Fear Of Your Image – Sunday Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare says the herdsmen crisis in Oyo State is a “serious test” of the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde. In a statement on Monday following clashes between herders and residents of Ibarapa, Mr Dare urged the governor to be more proactive and decisive in handling the situation. Makinde had ordered the arrest of persons calling for herders to leave the town including an activist Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho whose profile has risen since the herdsmen crisis began. Dare urged the governor to seek help from states and non-state actors and stop “reacting out of fear that his political status is being damaged”. “For several months, citizens of Oyo state have watched with increasing concern as the security situation in our bel...
Fulani Leaders In Oyo Beg For Forgiveness, Pledge Peaceful Co-Existence
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Fulani Leaders In Oyo Beg For Forgiveness, Pledge Peaceful Co-Existence

Residents of Igangan in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State on Sunday recounted their ordeals in the hands of Fulani herdsmen. The community leaders, who spoke during a visit of the state government delegation to the town, stated that they had paid a total of N50m as ransoms for kidnappings carried out by herdsmen in the community. The community also presented to the delegation, pictures and other evidence of ransoms paid to the herdsmen. They accused the Seriki Fulani of complicity in the negotiation of ransoms. The delegation comprising officials of the state and the new Commissioner of Police in the state Command, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, on Sunday, visited Ibarapa where violence erupted on Friday over kidnappings and killings by herdsmen. Recall that there was violence at Iganga...
Attack On Sarkin Fulani: My Silence Not Cowardice — Gani Adams
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Attack On Sarkin Fulani: My Silence Not Cowardice — Gani Adams

Adams, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, expressed concern about the security situation in the region, stating that threats of attack on the South-West can fuel further crisis in Ibarapa, Oyo and Ondo and will certainly affect the entire nation. The Yoruba leader, however, stated that the situation in the two states truly justified the huge security challenges perpetrated by herders, that had on several occasions kidnapped and killed many Yoruba in their various communities, adding that Yoruba are too well aware of the looming crisis in the country. He maintained that he would not be stampeded into falling into a pre-arranged trap by the political elites. The statement read: “The apex organisation in the North and the herders Association should watch...
Why Bullets Fired At Me In Seriki Fulani’s Place Did Not Harm Me – Sunday Igboho
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Why Bullets Fired At Me In Seriki Fulani’s Place Did Not Harm Me – Sunday Igboho

Oodua Republic agigator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has narrated how bullets were fired at him at the home of the Seriki of Fulani in Ibarapa, Oyo State, and did not harm him. Igboho added that suspected Fulani herdsmen killing and kidnapping people in the South-West had done enough and should leave. Speaking in an interview with popular broadcaster, Kola Olootu, in Oyo State on the notice to quit given to herdsmen ravaging the Ibarapa area of Oke Ogun, Oyo State, Igboho said the gunshots allegedly fired at him failed to harm him. He described it as a demonstration of the efficacy of Yoruba traditional power. He said, "This is not an issue that affects Sunday Igboho but a matter of concern to the entire Yoruba race. I am saying it pointedly that...
Igboho: Oro Worshippers Impose 7-day Curfew; Women, Visitors To Remain Indoors
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Igboho: Oro Worshippers Impose 7-day Curfew; Women, Visitors To Remain Indoors

AFTER the forceful exit of Fulani herders from Igangan in Ibarapa North local government area of Oyo state by youths in the town, a mandatory curfew has been imposed by Oro worshippers. Igangan Development Advocates (IDA), Mr Oladokun Oladiran, leader of the association, dismissed the claims that the festival was to ward off any reprisal attacks by the herders. He explained that the Oro festival which usually lasts seven days began about six days ago. During the festival, restriction of movement is enforced especially for women and non-indigenes of the town. He said, “Things are quiet in Igangan as Oro festival curfew is now ongoing. It’s been on for some days now. Today (Saturday) is ‘Ahamo’, meaning stay indoors. “All must be indoor. It has been on since the last seven da...
We Didn’t Burn Seriki Fulani’s Property, The Indigenes Did – Sunday Igboho
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We Didn’t Burn Seriki Fulani’s Property, The Indigenes Did – Sunday Igboho

Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, has said he and his men are not behind the burning of the house and property of the Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, saying the indigenes of the settlement were responsible. Igboho, speaking through his Personal Assistant, Salami Oladapo, told SaharaReporters that the activist spent only about two hours in the town, on the instruction of the police and the soldiers, who were briefed on Igboho’s coming. Violence had erupted in Igangan, Ibarapa, on Friday in the Fulani community, during which the houses and property of the Seriki Fulani, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, were burnt. Abdulkadir had told SaharaReporters that he, his wives and children were sent out of the ...
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Top 3 PDP Aspirants, Alli, Lanlehin, Makinde Begin Horse Trading For Oyo Soul

Ex-Chairman, Odu’a Investment Company Limited, Barrister Sharafadeen Alli; ex-Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on National Planning, Economic Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin and Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in 2015 elections, Engineer Oluwaseyi Makinde who are the top 3 governorship aspirants under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State for 2019 governorship elections have started scrambling for the soul of the state, DAILY POST exclusively reports. Investigations by DAILY POST has it that the formation of the caretaker committee of the party headed by Hon. Tunde Akogun which culminated into elections into wards, local and state executives of the party in November 2017 shown that the trio of Alli, Lanlehin and Makinde are the talks of stakehold...

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