…Berates Nigeria’s Intelligence Architecture
The Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has condemned the recent midnight attack by alleged Fulani herdsmen in Igangan town, in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State, where in many lives were lost and property worth billions of naira destroyed.
Speaking through the Director of Media and Publicity, Ooni’s Palace, Comrade Moses Olafare, in a press statement released on Monday, Ooni Ogunwusi blamed the successful perpetration of the invasion on negligent management of security intelligence.
The first class monarch described the attack as “devilish and provocative,” adding that such dastardly acts, if allowed to continue unabated, will ruin the unity and prosperity of Nigeria.
Ooni Ogunwusi said, “So worrisome is that there was a tipoff recently by the Commandant of the Oyo State Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, Gen. Ajibola Togun (rtd), who recently raised the alarm that some foreign Fulani herdsmen and bandits of Tuareg extraction have perfected plans to invade communities in the South-West.
“Such an attack in which victims credibly traced some perpetrators from a particular section of the country is capable of disintegrating this country. That is why those behind it must be smoked out of their jungles and dealt with accordingly.
“There is no better time for robust security measures than now, because security of lives and properties of Nigerians is the basis upon which government is being constituted.
“We Yorubas are disciplined people and law abiding, but not fools. We are prepared to defend ourselves without resorting to anarchy.”
Africa’s foremost monarch, who is the natural head of the Oduduwa race worldwide, said that the invasion of Igangan community by marauding Fulani herdsmen is the height of criminality, which must not go without strong consequences for the perpetrators.