S’West govs get ultimatum to avert further massacres, acts of terrorism

By Friday Omosola

Following the terror attack at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Owo Local Government on Sunday, leaders of thought in Yorubaland have declared and made seven points demands for South-West governors to avert further attacks.

The leaders in a statement, asked South-West Governors to immediately embark on an “operation sweep terrorism out of Yorubaland” to be led by their Chairman and Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, being the latest victim of terrorism attack. The Trumpet Gathered

In the statement signed by Otunba Deji Osibogun and Engr. Yomi Bolarinwa, the leaders expressed worry over the inability of security agencies to nip all the insecurity occurrences in the country and why many of the herders who are Fulani terrorists (whether real or disguised), have not been apprehended or prosecuted.

The statement added that operation sweep terrorism out of Yorubaland must not stop at their arrests, but must also proceed towards the diligent prosecution of their cases which ordinarily attracts death penalty for their murderous activities.

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The statement read in part: “No culprit once apprehended must be transferred to Abuja where often times they are never tried but released to embark again on their aborted missions.

All cases must be tried and prosecuted in Yorubaland where the crimes are committed.” Furthermore, the leaders advised the governors to temporarily ban motorcycles(Okada) for the next 10 months, in order for the state governments to establish appropriate regulations for its operations or pass laws for its total ban.

Also, the statement added that each State Security Councils in conjunction with all local governments council areas should commence an immediate residency registration programme of all security personnel in each state.

The leaders asked each state government to establish a law or an edict for compulsory registration of neighbourhood associations, and collaborate with the Police Community Relations associations in each Divisional Police Headquarters. “Similarly, security outfits operating across all the 137+19 LGs in SW including Kogi(12), Kwara(5) and Edo(2) must be registered.

In this regard, the Governors of Kogi and Kwara must be co-opted to avoid a breach of security or loopholes from their areas.

“The proposed OPERATION SWEEP TERRORISM OUT OF YORUBALAND must be coordinated in conjunction with Amotekun , OPC, Agbekoya, Yoruba Hunters Association and our farmers union. A thirty day(30) period of evaluation and implementation of these 7 point demands is hereby proposed to the governors so they can be implemented on behalf of innocent Yoruba sons and daughters who now live in daily fear and those in diaspora who are too scared to return home.”

The leaders said any further massacre in Yorubaland as a result of non-implementation of the seven demands must be squarely blamed on the governors.

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