- Bad people have been warned to stay away from the southwest region
- The warning was issued by prominent southwest leaders at the palace of Ooni of Ife
- According to the leaders, Yoruba people will do everything possible to defend their territory
In efforts to secure their region from rampaging criminals, prominent Yoruba leaders, including those in Kwara, Kogi, Edo and Delta states have sent a warning to people engaging in evil activities.
According to the leaders who came under the aegis of Yoruba United Agenda, the criminals must keep off the zone or meet their waterloo, Nigerian Tribune reports.
This decision was reached at a meeting held at the Palace of Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi.
The leaders consequently called on all Yoruba’s within and diasporas to henceforth resist molestations, humiliations and any form of inhuman acts from different quarters that could lead to shedding of their blood in their own fatherland.
Going further, the group said the Yoruba nation would do everything it could to protect its territory from the hands of killers kidnappers, bandits and callous-minded persons.
Speaking after the meeting, Dr Yemi Farounbi, a prominent Yoruba son, said:
“They have resolved to deal with the insecurity of lives and properties of all the Yoruba either in the southwest in Kwara, Kogi or Edo even Delta.”
“We also thank Yoruba leaders like Aare Gani Adams, Prof Akintoye Adebanjo, Ayo Ladigbolu, Arch Bishop, Bishop Bonibi, Otunba Osingbogun and a few other leaders who been spending their time and resources to see to overall group and security of the Yorubas."
In other news, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons.
A statement from the presidency on Monday, May 3, noted that the centre would be domiciled in the Office of the National Security Adviser.
Legit.ng gathered that the new centre replaced the defunct Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons. It will serve as the institutional mechanism for policy guidance, research and monitoring of all aspects of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) in Nigeria.
In another report, the executive director of the Peering Advocacy and Advancement Centre in Africa (PAACA), Ezenwa Nwagwu, said the Nigerian military is struggling to contain insurgents and bandits in the country due to patronage and cronyism in the recruitment process into security agencies.
Nwagwu made the comment during an exclusive interview with Legit.ng in Abuja.
The activist noted that the training process in the military has been altered so as to be weaker in force, content, or value.
“The problem with our security is far and wide. The first thing is, since the coming back of democracy, we have used patronage and cronyism for recruitment into the military. Generals, when they are leaving, replace themselves with their children."