Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams,
has declared readiness to lead fight against killer
Adams, who called for a South-West Security Summit to discuss
herdsmen killings in the region, stated that events of the last few
months have shown that Nigeria is at the crossroads.
A statement he personally signed and made available to DAILY
POST lamented that blood thirsty maniacs are on the rampage,
killing and maiming innocent Nigerians.
“The insecurity in the land is reaching an alarming peak. Pitiably,
the ‘clear and present danger’ today is that the government seems
helpless to curtail the situation.
“In some sections of the country, it is no longer ‘breaking news’
that marauders kill farmers at will.
“Because these killings are giving patriotic Nigerians the creeps,
patriots are shouting themselves hoarse, telling the government to
do something urgently to check the trend.
“While members of the comity of nations are alarmed about
happenings in our country, it appears as if they are crying more
than the bereaved.
“Although the government has promised to check the rampaging
lunatics, Nigerians are still not convinced of a decisive clampdown
on these killers.
“Thousands of lives have been lost to these sons of Lucifer, but it
is strange that not even a single arrest or prosecution has been
“When I was installed as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of
Yorubaland by His Imperial Majesty, Iku Baba Yeye and Alaafin of
Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, on January 13, 2018, I vowed that I
would do everything to project the image and protect the name of
“Sadly, my zeal to protect Yorubaland and the will of millions of
Yoruba to defend their fatherland are being tested with the
invasion of some parts of our land by these killers.
“I find it difficult to comprehend this open insult that some killers,
whose kinsmen live in our villages, towns and cities, will invade
Yorubaland at will, kidnap, rape and, in some bizarre situations,
kill some of our sons and daughters.
“The borders of Ekiti, Ondo, Oyo and Kogi states are becoming too
hot for indigenes as many people have been kidnapped, leading to
soldiers going after these killers deep inside the forest.
“Recently, the Officer-in-Charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad
(SARS), Saki Unit, Oyo State Police Command, was killed by these
“I ask, if we allow killings of innocent farmers and destruction of
farmlands in any part of Yorubaland to continue, where is our
determination to defend the Yoruba society, values and territory?
Obviously, our silence is being misconstrued for foolishness.
“We cannot continue to expose the flanks of Yoruba societies and
communities to incursions and attacks because we have enough
hunters, traditionalists, farmers and ancestral security outfits to
commence the maximum protection of all parts of Yorubaland.
“Strangers are gradually taking over parts of our land but
according to history, marauders, arsonists and murderous gangs
failed, and will continue to fail, to conquer Yorubaland.
“The first fundamental right of a Nigerian is the ‘Right to Life’. The
day will never come when Yoruba men, women, adults and infants
can no longer move freely in their fatherland.
“Insult from these killers to the Yoruba Nation is gradually
creeping in. You will recall that Senator Ayo Arise was recently
abducted on his way to Abuja. A Methodist priest was also
abducted in Osun.
“Our traditional institution was desecrated on June 23 when Olori
Olukemi Agunloye, the wife of Oba Samuel Kehinde Agunloye, the
Alauga of Auga Akoko, in Akoko North-East Local Government
Area of Ondo State, was abducted on the notorious Auga/Ise Road
in the Akoko area of the state.
“The next day, more than 200 innocent men, women and children
were killed in Plateau State. Are we going to wait for this type of
barbaric killing to happen before we rise against this evil in
Yorubaland? Time to check this madness is now.
“Therefore, I urge the government to urgently liaise with Executives
in Yorubaland to convene a South-West Security Summit to be
held in one of the state capitals. The meeting will involve, among
others, traditional rulers, religious and opinion leaders, farmers,
businessmen, herders and security agents in the region.”
Don’t forget to comment and share