- The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has made a sensitive allegation regarding suspected Fulani kidnappers
- The monarch claimed the police released some Fulani persons who were handed to them for alleged abduction
- Oba Adeyemi said Nigeria's security architecture needs to be reviewed, noting that state governors are "toothless", security-wise
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has alleged that some Fulani persons who were arrested for kidnapping and handed over to the police were released in controversial circumstances.
According to the newspaper, Alaafin said this in Oyo on Monday, March 29, when the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abduraheed Akanbi, visited him in his palace.
Oba Adeyemi said Nigeria’s system of government is failing, most especially in the security sector. He advised that security should not be under an exclusive legislative list.
According to him, state governors are toothless when it comes to security and has no power to call for a reversal of an order made by the Inspector-General of Police, ThisDay also reported.
The monarch alleged:
“We have put machinery in place and arrested many kidnappers who are Fulanis. We handed them to the police but many of them were later released. This calls for sober reflection.”
Ghazali Yakub commented on Facebook:
"Alaafin sir with due respect are you just noticing that?just ask those police that why are they released they will reply you that it's order from above,meaning they are above the law."
Okwosi Collins said:
"How can there be security when this is happening? When you talk, they are quick to tell you that it has been there before."
Ado Sule said:
"Mere hatred and violent attacks against someone do not proved them to be guilty. An evidence must be found beyond a reasonable doubt."
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Hrh Apelogun Solomon said:
"When we are crying for restructuring, true Federalism, equity and justice this is what we see everyday"
The Rivers governor claimed that this is why banditry and violence, especially in the north, has become rampant.
He went on to state that if the government had fought the menace earlier, things will not be as bad as they are now.