- A group of Yoruba elders has sent a message to southwest governors and other Yoruba leaders over Iba Gani Adams and Sunday Igboho
- The group, YCE, urged the governors to support the duo and others in their bid to protect the southwest from armed herders
- YCE's scribe, Kunle Olajide, described Igboho as the messiah for the Yoruba race
The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has called on southwest governors and other Yoruba stakeholders to support Iba Gani Adams, Aare OnaKakanfo, and Sunday Adeyemo (a.k.a. Sunday Igboho) in their bid to protect the Yoruba territory against external aggression.
According to The Guardian, the Secretary-General of the group, Dr Kunle Olajide, made the call during an interview in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
Legit.ng gathers that Olajide said the governors must realise that they did not have control over federal security outfits, hence the need to support the local groups headed by Iba Adams, Igboho and others.
The YCE scribe described Igboho as the Yoruba messiah, claiming that the entire region would have been taken over by criminal herders if not for his intervention.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that there was fresh anxiety in Oyo state over the state of security after a video surfaced on social media wherein a man claimed some armed herdsmen had sacked some villages.
The unnamed man in the video accused the police and Governor Seyi Makinde of keeping quiet while villagers were being killed by herdsmen.
The man claimed the incident happened at Ayete in Ibarapa area of Oyo state, adding that the government turned a deaf ear to cries of the traditional ruler.
In other news, suspected hoodlums have reportedly unleashed mayhem on four operatives of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun and a policeman.
The unfortunate incident happened on Friday, February 6, in the Ona Ara area of Ibadan, Oyo state.
The attack is suspected to be an aftermath of a gang fight at Odeyale area of Ona Ara LGA.