Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland has stated that the South West will no longer keep quiet and watch as its people are being killed like ”chickens.”
According to Gani, Nigeria and indeed the South West region, has been infiltrated by some forces who carry out attacks disguising as Fulani herdsmen.
Gani made his position known last night July 18th when he paid a condolence visit to Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti over the death of his daughter, Funke Olakunrin, who was killed by armed bandits on Friday July 12th.
Speaking to newsmen after the condolence visit, Gani said
”How can ordinary Fulani herdsmen be holding AK 47? In our findings, the AK 47 rifle goes for about N1 million and with many bullets. So, we are looking beyond ordinary Fulani herdsmen. We realized that there are some forces behind them in three phases.
“Those who strike in the bush, those who issued statements to back them and those who are strategists and give instructions to those that strike. Our problem in Yoruba land is that we do not prepare. We always react and when we tell our people to prepare, they employ a nonchalant attitude to it. We should stop becoming a paper tiger as Yoruba people. Let us talk less with more actions. When you come here you should not reveal your tactics about insecurity.
“We have to go back to the drawing board and map out a strategy and in a situation that they won’t turn us to a rebel and with the information at my disposal is that they are just looking for a slight mistake to hang on to.” he said
He added that the South West will not continue to watch as its citizens are killed daily.
“My own Aare Ona Kakanfo is a modern one. It is not that of the olden days where the Alaafin and some Yoruba obas with the Oyo Meesi will declare war and you can go to war. We have the structure of security on the ground, the entire security apparatus.
“We can no longer allow our people to be killed like chickens. We can’t keep quiet while Yoruba are being killed like fowls. We are being cautious so that we won’t be set up. And the law is there that we have to operate within its ambits that is one of the reasons we are being careful.
“We don’t want a situation we walk into their trap because we realize that this ugly incident is being coordinated beyond our own scene.” he said