Posted by News Express | 1 December 2020 | 1,224 times
A socio-cultural group, the Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW)/Nigerian Youth Coalition (NYC) has called on the Federal Government and the 36 state governors to urgently declare a state of emergency on insecurity in Nigeria within the next 24 hours.
A statement signed by its President, Aare Oladotun Hassan, the group among other things, demanded for a security emergency summit of governors, Obas and leaders in South-West within 24 hours.
In a press briefing organised by the group in Abuja on Sunday, its president said it was designed to address urgent issues of Southwest region and national importance on state of heightened state of insecurity in Nigeria, Yoruba land in perspective and the recent killing of Oba Olufon in Owo.
According to him, “After 48 hours we demand for justice and due diligent presidential enquiry within 24 hours and state of emergency on issue of insecurity over the recent killings of; Oba Olufon of ifon, Iba Israel Adeusi, daughter of Pa Fasoranti Late Mrs. Olakunrin, a Reverend cleric in Ekiiti and just yesterday 66 lives beheaded in Zabarmari, dreadful massacre in Jere LG of Borno State, while a bomb rocks rivers state church to mention a few.
“The death of Olufon of Ifon, Oba Israel Adeusi is a wakeup call that no one is save in the land,” the group declared.
It further noted: “We demand the application of traditional methods in dealing with insecurity in Yoruba land via “oro” rites on the death of Olufon from all Yoruba Obas in Yoruba land, led by His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife; Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo; Oba Sikiru Adetona, Awujale of Ijebu land and all other obas in Yoruba Land to mention a few.
“We demand collective statement from all our Southwestern Governors in 24 hours. We call for a thorough joint search for the armed bandits by the Nigerian Army, Airforce, Police and Amotekun Security Corps.
“We call on the Federal Government to coordinate a reprisal against the armed bandits and terrorists, while we call on Aare Ona Kankanfo, Iba Gani Adams, to rise to the occasion.
“We are indeed conscious of the dire consequences of the symptoms of a failed state cum bad governance in Nigeria,” it said, adding: “This killing is unimaginably rampant on a daily basis, without any rescue at site.”
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