Afenifere tells President Buhari to secure his country against the reports of insecurity the country
Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere on Friday condemned the killing of a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State and Olufon of Ifon, Oba Israel Adeusi.
The monarch was said to have been kidnapped before he was murdered by suspected assailants.
Afenifere in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, entitled, ‘Olufon’s murder and total insecurity’, called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to “get up and secure Nigeria.”
The call was coming on the heels of the Sultan of Sokoto who Thursday in Abuja stated categorically that the Northern part of Nigeria was the most risky place to live in Nigeria.
The Eminent Traditional leader claimed that Bandits go to the market with their guns, buy whatever and even wait to collect change without any challenge from any of Nigeria’s security arms.
But Odumakin in his Afenifere statement said, “The shrinking of the governable and secured space in Nigeria shrunk further yesterday with the brutal murder of a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo state, the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Israel Adeusi who was reportedly kidnapped before he was brutally murdered.
“This gruesome murder is coming as we are still smarting from the brutal murder of the daughter of Afenifere leader, Funke Olakunrin for which some Fulani herdsmen are currently on trial.
“There have been other multiple murders across Yoruba land which the police have not been able to resolve. It has reached a point that only very prominent killings get reported in this state of total insecurity in a failed state.
“The killing of any citizen worries us, how much more a first-class monarch. We ask the police to fish out the killers of Olufon as it is one murder too many and absolute failure and lack of competence by the security system in Nigeria to secure lives and property which is the first duty of any responsible government.
“We are fed up with the daily sucking of the blood of our people across Nigeria in the apparent festering of insecurity which now has a very conducive atmosphere in Nigeria.
“We send condolences to Kabiyesi family, the people of Ifon town, Ondo State, and the Yoruba nation on this abominable killing.
“To President Buhari, it’s a time to get up and secure Nigeria and allow a federal architecture that promotes homeland security. Being the commander-in-chief can’t be a title with no responsibility.
“The total collapse of single policing to keep Nigeria safe is the urgent need to allow multi-level policing now. The total collapse of infrastructure in Nigeria reflected in the report that the Oba was abducted by the killers as the vehicle had to slow down in a bad portion of the road.
“Why are we constructing a road to Niger Republic when our own roads are literally death- traps?”
Nigeria’s romance with Niger Republic has been questioned these days when Nigeria’s Minister Timpreye said Nigerians should be glad and celebrate buying petrol from Niger Republic.
A lot has also been said about land boarder closure when that between Niger Republic and Nigeria has been a thorough fare where goods and commodities were allegedly passed through.
It will be recalled that one of the reasons given for the exemption of Dangote Group on land boarder closure was to supply cement to the same Niger Republic.
That aside, the Afenifere is asking for what President Buhari said to the Algerian Special Envoy who called at the Aso Villa that Africn leaders should secure their countries.
Buhari said there can be no meaningful development in the midst of insecurity.
The Afenifere alleges that there is no day passing that reports of insecurity will not be made in several parts of the country.