“Leave Southwest now or face OPC” – Gani Adams threatens criminal herdsmen

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The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, yesterday, warned criminals herdsmen in the southwest to stay away from the region or face the wrath of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC.

Speaking against the backdrop of the recent encroachment of Professor Wole Soyinka’s Ijegba residence by herders, Aare Adams, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, said the manner of the encroachment was largely a threat to the privacy of the Nobel laureate.

Adams said reports available to him from Southwest states showed that criminal herdsmen have migrated from Ibarapa in Oyo State to Yewa in Ogun State.

The Aare said this had increased the spate of insecurity, stressing that the activities of criminal Fulani herdsmen had become unbearable.

Adams wondered why President Muhammadu Buhari has been complacent about the security situation in the Southwest.

“We thank God that the recent encroachment on Prof’s residence failed. The fundamental problem in this country is that we have a President that seems to be complacent on serious issues.

“It is in our own interest to continue to raise our voices against the unprecedented threats to the southwest region.”

The Aare advised Southwest governors to boost the recruitment of OPC, Vigilante and Hunters in Amotekun to further strengthen the security outfit.

He urged the Lagos State Government to inaugurate Amotekun as soon as possible, adding that delay can be harmful.

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