CITIZENS COMPASS —The Jagunmolu Aare-Ona-kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Oluwole Adedeji has assured the South-West governors that they should involve the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, in their efforts to combat the rising insecurity in their region.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja, ,while reacting to the killings of two traditional rulers in Ekiti state and another in Kwara State, Adedeji,who was one of the newly appointed chieftains of the Aare-Ona-kakanfo Chiefs-in-Council said the security challenges in the Region has called for a better approach, that could help in addressing the security deficit across the region.
He said the six months time frame Adams gave to the governors to end the insecurity in their region was possible, adding that he believed strongly in the ability of Adams to stamp out insecurity in Yoruba land.
“You can see the achievements of the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland with the Baddo threat in Ikorodu.
You can see what he did with Iskilu Wakil,a kidnap kingpin who made life unbearable for the people of Aiyete in Igangan and other towns in Ibarapa area of Oyo state.
“I make bold as to say that if the south west governors co-opt Aare Gani Adams in their efforts to fight the security scourge,the south west region would be safe for residents.
“ Chief Adedeji,also warned the bad elements dwelling in Yoruba land to stay away from the south west, insisting that the Yoruba will resist any attempt to make the region unsafe for the people.
“The kidnappers are cruel and they are inhuman.We will not allow the bandits and unknown gunmen to wreak havoc on the people of the south west.
“As the Jagunmolu Aare-Ona-Kakanfo of Yorubaland,it is my responsibility to lend my voice on issues that had been generating alot of concern across Nigeria and the south west region in particular.
“And in doing that I think we should support Iba Gani Adams,who is the traditional Chief Security Officer in the entire Yoruba land to save the region from the hands of killers.
“I am also using this opportunity to call on the six governors in the south west to rise to this challenge and do what is expected of them as the number one citizens of their respective states in the region”,he said.