Yoruba aren't cowards. Says Gani Adams over the presence of Boko Haram in Osun and Ogun State - Focus News


Monday, 1 August 2022

Yoruba aren't cowards. Says Gani Adams over the presence of Boko Haram in Osun and Ogun State


Are Onakakanfo of the Yoruba land, Iba Ghani Adams, raised the alarm on Sunday over the alarming outbreak of insecurity in the country, saying that Nigeria was already collapsing, although he noted with sadness that Intelligence reports indicate that the terrorists are already wintering in the forests. in both Osun states and Ogun states.

Iba Adams sounded the alarm in a statement he signed and made available to journalists by his special assistant for the media, Mr Kehinde Aderemi, but was quick to reiterate his earlier warning that the Yoruba were not cowards and called on everyone in the region to be vigilant and vigilant in containing this scourge of insecurity which he said was already making Nigeria stubborn and unable to let the nation breathe.

This was just as he called on the governors of the southwestern states to ensure that they enlist the local security service structures in their various local governments, while also calling on anyone with useful information that has any security implications to tell the traditional rulers and thein their countries. The concerned local authority or even himself "for us to intervene and inform the right authorities of the same thing."

According to the Yoruba generalissimo, governors of the southwest must ensure that at least 150 people are employed in each local government, saying that this local security structure will be paid as salaries with their jobs defined to aid and supplement the efforts of Operation Amotekun that have been underway. and quality in five out of six states in the region.

Besides, Iba Adams said he's ready to offer assistance to the governors if they need it, or to the Southwest Security Stakeholders' Group (SSSG) in strengthening regional security.

For instance, the information reaching me today is that the terrorists are in-between Osu forest and Ile Ife, Osun State, and fully armed with various ammunitions. And they are present in the forest between Abeokuta and Ibadan planning to attack us in the South-West. This is one piece of information that we need to act on to avoid a possible calamity.

“Yoruba aren’t cowards. So, Let everybody in the South-West be vigilant and be watchful in checking this insecurity scourge that is already stiff-necking Nigeria and could not let the nation breathe.

“We are aware of their plans to strike in Lagos, Ibadan, Oyo State, and Abeokuta in Ogun State. However, I implore all the governors in the South-West to recruit local security service structures in their various local governments.

“But, we will never allow them to destroy our land. Therefore, we urge the six governors in the South-West states to hold an urgent emergency security meeting with stakeholders across the region to address the impending implosion.

“At least, 150 people in each local government. This local security architecture would be given stipend as salaries as their job is to assist and complement the efforts of operation Amotekun that had been existing in five out of the six states in the region,” the Yoruba generalissimo stated.

"I want to also urge anybody with useful information that has any security implication to tell the traditional rulers, leaders in their respective locality or even me for us to intervene and report the same to the right quarters"

“However, it must be said also that in case the governors need my help or any kind of assistance or that of Southwest Security Stakeholders’ Group (SSSG) in strengthening our region’s security, I am ready to offer the assistance,” he added.

“Nothing guarantees safety in any country or region other than the synergy and cooperation among all the stakeholders.

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