Southwest Terrorist Attacks: Yorubas Prepare To Defeat Them — Gani Adams

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The Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Gani Adams, bemoaned the rising level of unrest in the nation and said that Yorubas were prepared to fight back against terrorists.

In order to halt further crimes, the traditional chief urged the shooters to quit trying the community’s and the locals’ resolve.

The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and other groups make form the Southwest Security Stakeholders Group (SSSG), which Adams stated will continue to fend off assaults.

Tuesday, the Aare visited HRM Oba Ajibade Ogunoye, the Olowo of the Owo realm, and spoke to him.

In a statement by his spokesman, Kehinde Aderemi, Adams assured that efforts were underway to forestall a repeat of the June 5 massacre.

More than 40 worshippers died after gunmen opened fire at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.

The Federal Government announced that the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) was responsible.

Adams said the incident remained the most devastating experience of terrorism in Yoruba modern history.

The chief recalled issuing a statement to console the king and the people, reiterating his support to make the town safe.

“I also wrote a letter informing the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Guterres of the need to prevent further calamity capable of destroying Nigeria, like what happened in Bosnia,” he said.

Adams added that the memo was addressed to the international community and the State Security Departments across the world.

“This time around, the Yoruba are more united; we are not cowards. In Yoruba land, we have never lost any war.

“Therefore, we are not going to relent or relax until we get rid of terrorists across the Southwest”, he vowed.

Oba Ogunoye thanked Adams for the struggle to defend the region and blamed the high rate of insecurity on the federal system of government.

The monarch stressed that the establishment of State police would ensure internal security of the country.

“Owo people are prepared to defend themselves against external aggressors”, he asserted.

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