Thursday, June 30, 2016

Yoruba leaders blast Niger Delta militants over attacks on Southwest

Elders from the Southwestern part of the country, under the umbrella of Yoruba Unity Forum, YUF, have strongly condemned the recent attacks on Yoruba land.
The forum warned that ‘’enough is enough.’’

YUF was reacting to the recurring incidents of criminal activities of terrorists, militants, oil thieves, kidnappers, armed robbers and Fulani herdsmen in the region, which had claimed many lives and destroyed properties worth millions of naira in recent times.




In a statement by Rt Rev Emmanuel Gbonigi (chairman) and Senator Anthony Adefuye (secretary), the elders said they were compelled to aver again that the murderous activities of the criminals were stressing the peace, stability and corporate existence of the country.

Vowing that the attacks would not go unpunished, they said they would not allow the South-West to become a theatre for the prosecution.

According to him, “Nigeria is at the precipice, threats of insecurity to life and property is no longer the exclusive preserve of any particular community. The peace and quiet in the South-west in the last few weeks has again come under attack in spite of the ongoing criminal activities of armed Fulani herdsmen in the region.

‘’The attacks this time is coming from an unlikely foe, the Niger Delta Militants. The despicable criminality by this group against innocent citizens of Igbolomu and Ishawo areas of Ikorodu In Lagos shall not go unpunished. The South-west, people are peaceful, accommodating, hospitable, and are gratified neighbours.”

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