- Traditional rulers in the southeast are calling for practical solutions to the security challenges in the zone
- Oba Lamidi Adeyemi said there is a need for the federal government to handle the situation in a proactive manner
- The monarch extolled the virtues of the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has raised concerns over the deteriorating security situation in the country.
The monarch according to a statement sent to Legit.ng, stated that bandit and kidnappers now have a monopoly of violence.
Oba Adeyemi, who disclosed this in Lagos during the 51st birthday celebration of Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba Land, Iba Gani Adams, noted that that monopoly of violence supposed to be concentrated in government but regrettably, that was not the case.
The first-class monarch, however, charged the federal government to be proactive in ensuring that the southwest is safe for residents.
"The monopoly of violence must be concentrated in government but regrettably we are not having that now. Bandits and kidnappers now have monopoly of violence than the government which is the reason why we are in this current situation.''
Oba Adeyemi also commended the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams for his courage, steadfastness, and doggedness in the struggle for the liberation of Yoruba race, adding that Adams has truly proved the gods right that his appointment was divine."
Meanwhile, the Onifegunwa of Ifegunwa, in Ile-Ife Oba Adewole Adedire, who stood in for the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, extolled the virtues of the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, saying the traditional institution in the southwest will always support the Aare Gani Adams in ensuring that the southwest is safe.
While expressing his appreciation to all the guests and dignitaries that graced the occasion, Iba Gani Adams said that the COVID-19 pandemic didn't allow him to have an elaborated celebration last year when he turned 50 but today he is happy to celebrate his 51st birthday anniversary in a grand style.
Adams, however, urged the Federal Government to make sure that the southwest is safe for people.
He pointed out also that the federal government has all it takes to enhance the quality of education across the country through enduring programmes that can help the brilliant and indigent students in the country.
Legit.ng gathered that Daudawa met his death four days after he renounced his earlier repentance and returned to the forest.