Group raises alarm against anarchy in Yoruba regions

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…says Yorubaland seems to be target of jihadists, ethnic jingoists, bandits

A group, ‘Yoruba Regional Alliance’ of self-determination, has warned raised alarm over impending anarchy in Yorubaland, saying recent happenings in the region have become worrisome and concerns to residents.

The group stated that Yorubaland seems to be the target of jihadists, ethnic jingoists and bandits, adding that perpetrators of the Igangan and Owo atrocities are yet to be apprehended and brought to book.

Speaking in Ibadan while addressing newsmen, the Chairman and Secretary of the group, Bashorun Kunle Adesokan and Arch. Opeoluwa Akinola, stated that the perpetrators of the dastard act seem to be above the law or protected by law enforcement agencies.

They said: “On the 5th of June, 2021, suspected armed bandits invaded the Igangan town, Oyo state, in the dead of night and unleashed unimaginably abominable terror on the innocent community. By the time the dust settled, over fifty residents of Igangan had been murdered in cold blood, many women turned sudden widows and over one hundred children became fatherless.

“Again, exactly a year to the day, on the 5th of June, 2022, there was a mass shooting and bomb attack on Christian worshippers in a church in Owo, Ondo state. Over seventy people lost their lives.

“On January 16, 2024, barely a week ago, an incendiary device suspected to be a bomb detonated at Old Bodija estate, an urbane neighborhood in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, leaving people dead, injured and suddenly homeless.”

They advised: “Anyone interested in the security of their livestock should buy a piece of land and build a ranch to quarantine their animals within a defined space and organise their security within those boundaries.

“The Federal Government is hereby put on notice that this is a recipe for anarchy as we shall not accept it under any guise. The result, of course, will be predictable anarchy.”

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