The Yoruba Koya Leadership and Training Foundation, a pan-Yoruba social-cultural group, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the South-West governors to redouble efforts at ending insecurity within the area.
The group, in a June 12 “O To Ge Rally” (Enough is Enough Rally) tagged: “Safety and Security in Yoruba Land”, held in Lagos to commemorate June 12 because the Nigeria’s Democracy Day on Wednesday, demanded safety of lives and property.
According to them, there is want to finish incessant kidnapping, killings and destruction of farmlands by suspected herdsmen in Yorubaland.
Speaking on the rally, Otunba Deji Osibogun, the National Convener of the group, famous the Federal Government in addition to the South-West governors should stand up to safety challenges dealing with the area.
Osibogun, who famous that the rally was not to declare Oodua or Yoruba Republic as being insinuated, stated it was to make authorities accountable to the wants of the plenty, particularly by way of safety.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to redouble efforts at clamping down on actions of killer herdsmen, saying that the subsequent degree mantra of the Federal Government ought to give attention to security and safety in addition to accountability.
“It is sufficient; this suffering is too much. Our political class mustn’t wait till Nigerians chunk again. Security is our proper.
“Let there be employment opportunities for our youths to prevent them from taking to crimes. Don’t let the hoodlums kill us all, give us security,” he stated.
The Yoruba activist famous that hoodlums parading themselves as herdsmen had allegedly overran Yorubaland and tormenting farmers.
He known as for licences for business motorbike riders and hawkers, particularly for non-indigenes to improve safety and correct monitoring.
Osibogun decried a state of affairs the place authorities was not speaking to the people and the people not speaking to authorities on safety.
“It is time for government to sit down and dialogue with the people on security. We are concerned,” he stated.
The convener additional frowned at alleged clampdown on some Yoruba activists in Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti States, who deliberate identical rallies of their respective states and known as for his or her quick release.
He urged the people to ask questions on how public funds had been getting used, saying that the lack of South-West governors to safe main highways known as for questions.
According to him, there is want to foster unity amongst Yoruba nation to transfer the area ahead.
He added that Yoruba must be given what was due to them within the scheme of issues.
Also, Mr Maxwell Adeleye stated: “There is a no democracy with out safety. Government ought to please present extra care as people are dying. When safety fails, the federal government fails.
“We name on the federal government of Nigeria, Police and DSS and others to be extra accountable and take safety of lives and property extra severely. This rally is to appeal to authorities to be accountable.
“This is to appeal to the federal government of Ekiti, Ondo, Oyo, Osun, Ogun and Lagos states to take safety of lives and property extra severe. We are right here to say sufficient is sufficient.
“Security is an issue we need to address but it is quite unfortunate that our men in some western states are being clamped down.”
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Adeleye, who decried circumstances of killings of harmless Yoruba people by hoodlums masquerading as herdsmen, stated the group considered expressing its grievances on June 12 being a historic day.
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