Emergency security summit imminent now,Group tells SW govs

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Following the persistent attack by the herdsmen across the South West states of Nigeria, a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Igbimo Apapo Yoruba Lagbaye has called on the governors of the South West states and traditional rulers to as a matter of urgency convene an emergency security summit that will bring the current restive situation under control across Yorubaland.

 

Igbimo Apapo Yoruba Lagbaye is an umbrella body of Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide and Yoruba Council of Women Worldwide.

 

The group in a press statement jointly signed by its Global President and Global Secretary respectively Oladotun Hassan, Esq and Oodua Adekanbi Siyanbade said the current provoking nature of internal security infractions in Yorubaland, especially Oyo and Ondo states calls for urgent attention of all well meaning Nigerians.

 

The body equally enjoined all traditional rulers, government dictionaries and sons and daughters of Yoruba extraction to pray and rally maximum supports for the unity of the Yoruba race on combating the current security challenges.

 

They however, cautioned all ethno-tribal leaders and warlords not to see the current Yoruba people’s agitations as a call for war, rather the need for self awareness and cleansing for peaceful coexistence, cohesiveness in the country.

 

The group urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the federal government to rise up to the responsibility of providing security for the citizens and build a strong public confidence and trust in the Nigeria security apparatus.

 

“The Yoruba socio cultural body: Igbimo Apapo Yoruba Lagbaye: the umbrella body of Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide and Yoruba Council of Women Worldwide is calling for concerted efforts to clear Yorubaland of all criminals and terrorists activities.

 

“The recent security challenges facing many parts of Yorubaland has been collated and analysed with the majority agreeing to short, medium and long term possible solutions of varying dimensions.

 

“The quest for ensuring internal sanity and protection of all inhabitants of Yorubaland is not negotiable. Activities of some dreaded Fulani terrorists and bandits within Yorubaland are there by condemned all Yoruba people in its entirety.

 

“The body being aware of the need for a deliberate and cautious actions that will not violate the fundamental rights of any Nigerian capable of snowballing into an unmitigated civil ethnic unrest of any nature supports the efforts of Chief Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho) and other leaders of thought in Yorubaland towards the attainment of the aforementioned objectives of attaining peaceful coexistence in Yorubaland.

 

“We then call on the Commander in Chief od the Nigeria Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government of Nigeria to rise up to the responsibility of providing security for the citizens and build a strong public confidence and trust in the Nigeria security apparatus.

 

“The Yoruba socio cultural body call on all Yoruba Obas, High Chiefs, Elders, Government Functionaries, great sons and daughters of Yoruba extraction to pray and rally maximum supports for the unity of the Yoruba race on combating the current security challenges.

 

“We as well caution all ethno-tribal leaders and warlords not to see the current Yoruba people’s agitations as a call for war or cowardice rather the need for self awareness and cleansing for peaceful coexistence, cohesiveness and in the Yorubaland in particular and the nation in general.

 

“We also appreciate and salute the governors of Oyo, Lagos, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo and Ogun states on their relentless sacrifices and monumental commitments towards the unity, peace, growth and development of the Western Nigeria Security Networks- code named: “Operation Amotekun”. The effort should be sustained and nutured to serve its purpose.”

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