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JOINT STATEMENT OF CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO AND SHEIKH DR. AHMAD ABUBAKAR GUMI AT THE VISIT OF THE LATTER TO CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO IN ABEOKUTA SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2021

JOINT STATEMENT OF CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO AND SHEIKH DR. AHMAD ABUBAKAR GUMI AT THE VISIT OF THE LATTER TO CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO IN ABEOKUTA SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2021


As part of his continued efforts to find solutions for the general insecurity in the country and particularly for the menace of banditry, kidnapping and ransom payment, Sheikh Gumi with a delegation of eight, as follows Prof. Usman Yusuf, Mallam Tukur Mamu, Dr. Umar Ardo, Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, Honourable Suleiman Gumi, Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu and Mallam Buba Mohammed, visited Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State on April 4, 2021.


Chief Obasanjo received Sheikh Gumi and his delegation in the presence of Oba Babajide Bakre, Agura of Gbagura, Abeokuta; Bishop Tunde Akin-Akinsanya, Chairman of Ogun State Christian Association of Nigeria; Sheikh Sa'addallah Alade Bamigbola, Chief Imam of Egbaland; Chief Kenny Martins, Chief Ola Babajide Jaiyeoba; Rev. Tony Ojeshina, Chief Imams of Oke-Ona, Gbagura, Owu and Mr. Vitalis Ortese.


After exchange of pleasantries, Sheikh Gumi briefed Chief Obasanjo with other hosts on the measures and steps he had taken and spearheaded to stem the tide of insecurity and menace of banditry, kidnapping and ransom payment in many parts of the North.


Questions and discussions ensued to clarify some statements credited to Sheikh Gumi on his well-intended mission in the past. After clarification of points by Sheikh Gumi, discussion centred on causes – remote and immediate -, effects and implications, actions and reactions by communities, local authorities, state governments, national government and governments of our neghbouring countries and countries within West Africa.


After deep, frank and intimate discussions, the following points were arrived at and decided upon for appropriate actions as recommended:


1. Chief Obasanjo commended Sheikh Gumi for his initiative and encouraged him not to relent in his efforts.


2. Sheikh Gumi thanked Chief Obasanjo for his past services emphasising the special unifying efforts and attributes to the nation and for the warm welcome accorded his delegation.


3. The menace of banditry, kidnapping, other crimes and atrocities leading to general insecurity is a nationwide phenomenon.


4. We acknowledge that people from different parts of the country and outside the country are involved although some people are more predominantly involved than others.


5. We must not advertently or inadvertently, in words, action or inaction encourage or support criminality.


6. We acknowledge that the security situation has gone beyond tolerance; hence Sheik Gumi’s coming to Abeokuta to confer with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.


7. We identified the crisis as micro ethnic conflict between the Fulani and many host communities mainly in the North West.


8. We identified the remote causes as educational and economic disparities, and the negative use of religion and ethnicity by unscrupulous politicians.


9. Solutions must be seen and provided on short-, medium-, and long-term bases and must be composed of stick and carrot for the offender and the vulnerable.


10. All well-meaning Nigerians have to be involved in finding solutions by:


a. desisting from blame game;


b. desisting from ethnicising these crimes;


c. desisting from religionising these crimes;


d. desisting from regionalising these crimes;


e. respecting one another individually, community-wise, locally, ethnically, religiously and socially;


f. showing tolerance and accommodation where necessary;


g. condemning criminal acts no matter where it is committed and by whom it is committed in Nigeria;


h. encouraging more of carrot solution as may be found necessary;


i. sharing information at all levels;


j. not accepting criminality as a way of life for any individual or group in our nation;


11. Since the end of the civil war, the military are the strongest and most potent instrument and symbol of national unity that we have and we must keep them so.


12. State governments must have adequate means of providing security for their people and as chief executives and chief security officers of their states, they must have the means at their disposal to ensure security for all within their states.


13. Federal government must be proactive, secure necessary and updated intelligence to deal with organised crimes and have common policy for the nation. It is not solving the problem when one state goes for negotiation and molly-cuddling of criminals and another one goes for shooting them. Nor should one state go for ransom payment and another one going against.


14. Education is one main key to solve the problem in the long run but it must start now. The 14 million children that should be in school and are out of school must be put in school with local authorities, state governments and federal government working together.


15. Wean those who are ready to be weaned out of the bushes and crime, settle and rehabilitate them, give them skills, empower them and let them have employment.


16. The hardened criminals must be hard hit with stick. Unlawful carrying of arms should be very seriously punished.


17. Federal government should take the issue up seriously within ECOWAS to work for a regional solution.


18. Every community must be encouraged and empowered to stand firm and strong against criminals.


19. There should be protection and reward covertly for whistle blowers against criminals living in the community.


20. Special courts should be created to deal promptly with cases of banditry, kidnapping, ransom demanding and unlawful carrying of weapons.


21. Let the slogan be: Security is the responsibility of all Nigerians.


We agree to continue to work together for solutions for the security of Nigeria and to seek others to join us as we widely circulate our joint statement.  


To this end, Sheik Gumi has extended an invitation to Chief Obasanjo to visit Kaduna with a view to continuing the discourse started today and Chief Obasanjo has graciously accepted.


We conclude that to keep Nigeria safe and secure for all Nigerians and others living in Nigeria is a task that all well-meaning Nigerians must engage in, separately and collectively. Both of us resolve that we would not relent in our efforts.  


The delegations on both sides acceded to this statement. We agree to meet again in due course to re-examine progress and situation of security in Nigeria.


 

_____________________​​​​ __________________________ 

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo​​​ Sheikh 

Ahmad Abubakar Gumi


As part of his continued efforts to find solutions for the general insecurity in the country and particularly for the menace of banditry, kidnapping and ransom payment, Sheikh Gumi with a delegation of eight, as follows Prof. Usman Yusuf, Mallam Tukur Mamu, Dr. Umar Ardo, Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, Honourable Suleiman Gumi, Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu and Mallam Buba Mohammed, visited Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State on April 4, 2021.


Chief Obasanjo received Sheikh Gumi and his delegation in the presence of Oba Babajide Bakre, Agura of Gbagura, Abeokuta; Bishop Tunde Akin-Akinsanya, Chairman of Ogun State Christian Association of Nigeria; Sheikh Sa'addallah Alade Bamigbola, Chief Imam of Egbaland; Chief Kenny Martins, Chief Ola Babajide Jaiyeoba; Rev. Tony Ojeshina, Chief Imams of Oke-Ona, Gbagura, Owu and Mr. Vitalis Ortese.


After exchange of pleasantries, Sheikh Gumi briefed Chief Obasanjo with other hosts on the measures and steps he had taken and spearheaded to stem the tide of insecurity and menace of banditry, kidnapping and ransom payment in many parts of the North.


Questions and discussions ensued to clarify some statements credited to Sheikh Gumi on his well-intended mission in the past. After clarification of points by Sheikh Gumi, discussion centred on causes – remote and immediate -, effects and implications, actions and reactions by communities, local authorities, state governments, national government and governments of our neghbouring countries and countries within West Africa.


After deep, frank and intimate discussions, the following points were arrived at and decided upon for appropriate actions as recommended:


1. Chief Obasanjo commended Sheikh Gumi for his initiative and encouraged him not to relent in his efforts.


2. Sheikh Gumi thanked Chief Obasanjo for his past services emphasising the special unifying efforts and attributes to the nation and for the warm welcome accorded his delegation.


3. The menace of banditry, kidnapping, other crimes and atrocities leading to general insecurity is a nationwide phenomenon.


4. We acknowledge that people from different parts of the country and outside the country are involved although some people are more predominantly involved than others.


5. We must not advertently or inadvertently, in words, action or inaction encourage or support criminality.


6. We acknowledge that the security situation has gone beyond tolerance; hence Sheik Gumi’s coming to Abeokuta to confer with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.


7. We identified the crisis as micro ethnic conflict between the Fulani and many host communities mainly in the North West.


8. We identified the remote causes as educational and economic disparities, and the negative use of religion and ethnicity by unscrupulous politicians.


9. Solutions must be seen and provided on short-, medium-, and long-term bases and must be composed of stick and carrot for the offender and the vulnerable.


10. All well-meaning Nigerians have to be involved in finding solutions by:


a. desisting from blame game;


b. desisting from ethnicising these crimes;


c. desisting from religionising these crimes;


d. desisting from regionalising these crimes;


e. respecting one another individually, community-wise, locally, ethnically, religiously and socially;


f. showing tolerance and accommodation where necessary;


g. condemning criminal acts no matter where it is committed and by whom it is committed in Nigeria;


h. encouraging more of carrot solution as may be found necessary;


i. sharing information at all levels;


j. not accepting criminality as a way of life for any individual or group in our nation;


11. Since the end of the civil war, the military are the strongest and most potent instrument and symbol of national unity that we have and we must keep them so.


12. State governments must have adequate means of providing security for their people and as chief executives and chief security officers of their states, they must have the means at their disposal to ensure security for all within their states.


13. Federal government must be proactive, secure necessary and updated intelligence to deal with organised crimes and have common policy for the nation. It is not solving the problem when one state goes for negotiation and molly-cuddling of criminals and another one goes for shooting them. Nor should one state go for ransom payment and another one going against.


14. Education is one main key to solve the problem in the long run but it must start now. The 14 million children that should be in school and are out of school must be put in school with local authorities, state governments and federal government working together.


15. Wean those who are ready to be weaned out of the bushes and crime, settle and rehabilitate them, give them skills, empower them and let them have employment.


16. The hardened criminals must be hard hit with stick. Unlawful carrying of arms should be very seriously punished.


17. Federal government should take the issue up seriously within ECOWAS to work for a regional solution.


18. Every community must be encouraged and empowered to stand firm and strong against criminals.


19. There should be protection and reward covertly for whistle blowers against criminals living in the community.


20. Special courts should be created to deal promptly with cases of banditry, kidnapping, ransom demanding and unlawful carrying of weapons.


21. Let the slogan be: Security is the responsibility of all Nigerians.


We agree to continue to work together for solutions for the security of Nigeria and to seek others to join us as we widely circulate our joint statement.  


To this end, Sheik Gumi has extended an invitation to Chief Obasanjo to visit Kaduna with a view to continuing the discourse started today and Chief Obasanjo has graciously accepted.


We conclude that to keep Nigeria safe and secure for all Nigerians and others living in Nigeria is a task that all well-meaning Nigerians must engage in, separately and collectively. Both of us resolve that we would not relent in our efforts.  


The delegations on both sides acceded to this statement. We agree to meet again in due course to re-examine progress and situation of security in Nigeria.


 

_____________________​​​​ __________________________ 

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo​​​ Sheikh 

Ahmad Abubakar Gumi

 HAS FAILURE GONE TO YOUR HEAD?


BY TALLEST.

 



When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount, bury the horse and get a living horse. However, in Nigeria/Africa, more ADVANCED strategies are often employed, such as:


*Buying a stronger whip


*Appointing a committee to study the horse

 

*Changing riders


*Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.


*Lowering the standards so that the dead horse can be included.


*Re-classifying the dead horse as "living impaired".


*Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.


*Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.


*Providing additional funding to increase dead horse's performance.


*Rewriting the expected performance requirement for all horses.


*Promoting the dead horse to supervisory position.


And when the youths ask questions, you complain and call them bad youth everyday, and it's true they're bad but are you good?


Most of the reason why we (youths) work much with very little results is because most of our leaders are leading us with just WAEC results.


Most of them, want other people to change and keep quite especially those they have and or perceived as their enemies, they give them appointment as commissioner or chairman of bandits amnesty committee or chairman school children adopted and realize committee, chairman kidnappers negotiation committee or better still chairman cow is better than human life committee.


Your old age supposes to be a blessing to us but we did not learn anything good from it. As a leader, you should be able to change the youths and influence them for better future. Note that you will not change the youth unless you change first and stop using your position to fight your old enemies. It is that change in you that will change the people around you.


Youth are the future of this world, they are called the salt and the light of the world because those two elements-salt and light are incorruptible in all circumstances. They influence, they're never easily influenced. 


Remember that no leader can influence his or her environment unless they are manifesting their election promises with love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, self-control like Nigeria was doing in her inception.


As a leader, you should have known all that's causing havoc in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large are: Political instability, Hatred, Tribalism, Racism, Sexual abuse, Sickness and Disease, Corruption, Drunkenness, Immortality, Slavery, witchcraft and Sorcery, Selfishness, Nepotism etc are as a result of man in power disobeying God.


And for any leader to be able to punish or kill innocent youths/human being for disobedience, you as a leader must be obedient to God, rule of law, and respect human rights, will not be calling some criminals and some bandits, herdsmen or kidnappers. Constitutionally they are all criminals. Though we know that the devil cannot punish itself!


You as a leader, can't harbor Boko Haram, Herdsmen with AK47 that kidnaps, maim and kill innocent farmers in their farm and went ahead to bomb orlu people who did not cross their boundaries. 


May God Help Us!


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 HAS FAILURE GONE TO YOUR HEAD?


BY TALLEST.

 



When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount, bury the horse and get a living horse. However, in Nigeria/Africa, more ADVANCED strategies are often employed, such as:


*Buying a stronger whip


*Appointing a committee to study the horse

 

*Changing riders


*Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.


*Lowering the standards so that the dead horse can be included.


*Re-classifying the dead horse as "living impaired".


*Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.


*Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.


*Providing additional funding to increase dead horse's performance.


*Rewriting the expected performance requirement for all horses.


*Promoting the dead horse to supervisory position.


And when the youths ask questions, you complain and call them bad youth everyday, and it's true they're bad but are you good?


Most of the reason why we (youths) work much with very little results is because most of our leaders are leading us with just WAEC results.


Most of them, want other people to change and keep quite especially those they have and or perceived as their enemies, they give them appointment as commissioner or chairman of bandits amnesty committee or chairman school children adopted and realize committee, chairman kidnappers negotiation committee or better still chairman cow is better than human life committee.


Your old age supposes to be a blessing to us but we did not learn anything good from it. As a leader, you should be able to change the youths and influence them for better future. Note that you will not change the youth unless you change first and stop using your position to fight your old enemies. It is that change in you that will change the people around you.


Youth are the future of this world, they are called the salt and the light of the world because those two elements-salt and light are incorruptible in all circumstances. They influence, they're never easily influenced. 


Remember that no leader can influence his or her environment unless they are manifesting their election promises with love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, self-control like Nigeria was doing in her inception.


As a leader, you should have known all that's causing havoc in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large are: Political instability, Hatred, Tribalism, Racism, Sexual abuse, Sickness and Disease, Corruption, Drunkenness, Immortality, Slavery, witchcraft and Sorcery, Selfishness, Nepotism etc are as a result of man in power disobeying God.


And for any leader to be able to punish or kill innocent youths/human being for disobedience, you as a leader must be obedient to God, rule of law, and respect human rights, will not be calling some criminals and some bandits, herdsmen or kidnappers. Constitutionally they are all criminals. Though we know that the devil cannot punish itself!


You as a leader, can't harbor Boko Haram, Herdsmen with AK47 that kidnaps, maim and kill innocent farmers in their farm and went ahead to bomb orlu people who did not cross their boundaries. 


May God Help Us!


Tallest Vibrating...

THE FOOD BLOCKADE OF THE NORTH AND THE MATTERS ARISING - By Suyi Ayodele

THE FOOD BLOCKADE OF THE NORTH AND THE MATTERS ARISING - By Suyi Ayodele

The North, if truth must be told, has no population to eat what it produces. The census figures by the North-dominated National Population Commission remains a ruse. The reality is obvious" - Suyi Ayodele 





Last week’s Thursday food blockade by the North against the South reminds me of a saying among our elders, which in purpose and intent, seeks to warn all war mongers to be mindful of the implications of their activities.

 The Yoruba Race, between 1789 and 1880, fought a lot of internecine wars. Historians pegged the causes of those wars at the demise of Alaafin Abiodun in 1789 and the collapse of the Old Oyo Empire. The desires of the Oyo Empire’s vassal states to dominate one another led to the wars.

The nunc dimittis of such wars, however, was the Kiriji war or the Ekiti Parapo war, which lasted for 16 years. Prominent leaders from the Ekiti/Ijesha at end of the war were Fabunmi of Oke Imesi Ekiti, Aduloju of Ado Ekiti and of course, the indisputable Ogedengbe Agbogungboro of Ijeshaland. By the time the war ended on July 3, 1893, after sixteen years of stalemate, all the warlords were already weary and retired to their domains.

But shortly thereafter, a personal misunderstanding occurred between Ogedengbe and Aduloju. While Ogedengbe, who had started trading in coral beads after the Kiriji war was busy preparing his wares for the next market day, having put the dispute with Aduloju behind him; Aduloju, who was spoiling for war, was busy assembling warriors and oiling his guns, in readiness for another battle. Those who noticed the two opposing dispositions of the warlords, cautioned Aduloju thus:”Ogedengbe o ni pa ate ileke, ki Aduloju ma pa ate ibon ni Ado Ewi”- It simply means, “it is wrong if Ogdengbe is minding his coral beads business, while Aduloju is assembling war arsenals in Ado, Ewi’s kingdom”. The precaution was necessary because though the two warriors  fought side by side for sixteen years, there was no doubt that one was more dexterous on the battlefield. Ogedengbe’s disposition towards peace, therefore, should not be mistaken for cowardice. Aduloju allowed reason to prevail, most especially when he realised that “Ogedengbe o se di lokun lo sile Aduloju”-Ogedengbe is not one you can tie with rope and take to Aduloju’s house. Aduloju’s mistake is exactly what the Northern youths embarked upon last week, when they started stopping lorries bringing foodstuffs from the North to the South.

Their grouse, as encapsulated by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, AUFCDN,  was that they wanted to fight for their rights. The ill-informed action of the Northern youths and that of AUFCDN was ably supported by another Northern group, the Food and Animal Welfare Organisation, led by its shugaban kungiyar, Dr. Muhammad Tahir, who, in an interview conducted in Hausa language, supported the food blockade to the South. We are not lost as to why these two northern groups prompted their brothers and sisters to embark on such a suicide mission. They merely used the isolated crisis at Shasha Market, Ibadan, as a veil for their true intent. All the groups wanted and still want, is that the South should continue to tolerate, accommodate and accept the anti social behaviours of the criminal Fulani herdsmen who daily inflict pains and agonies on their Southern hosts.

 The food blockade is a blackmail strategy to force the South to accept that it is normal for cow rearers to plunder Southern farmlands, rape wives and daughters and cut off the limbs of husbands and fathers who dare challenge them. Once the south accepts such felonious behaviours, shikena,  foodstuffs and nama will flow down south yanfuyanfu! What a strategy! They have forgotten the fact that the South’s leopard (Amotekun) is sleeping does not mean that the North’s Rottweiler will make beef out of it!

The North is not ready to face the reality and accept the fact that with the happenings of the last one month, the situation cannot be the same again. When a man is labelled a thief, he proves his innocence, by not playing with kids at night. He goes a step further by being in company of people at night, who will corroborate his alibi in case  of any theft before day break. The wisdom of this age-long epigram appears to be completely lost on the North, which appears to be more at home with the philosophy of the monkeys of the Pampas of Argentina that have learnt nothing and have forgotten nothing. Blocking foodstuffs and cattle from coming down South appears to be the last kick of a dying horse. Such a kick is not potent and its effect very minimal, if any at all. Who loses if the food stuffs from the North does not get down South?

 The North, by now, should have known that bringing foodstuffs down South is not to save the Southerners from hunger and starvation. No! it is purely commercial and profit-oriented, simplicita! The North, if truth must be told, has no population to eat what it produces. The census figures by the North-dominated National Population Commission remains a ruse. The reality is obvious. It is only in Nigeria that you have a more densely populated desert than in the savannah rainforest

The south is not too lazy to produce what it can eat and also sell. We see on a daily basis, truck loads of yam flour (elubo) going to Lagos from Oyo State. They are not from the North. What about the thousands of plantain bunches from Owan in Edo State, are they from the North? Does the name “Ofada Rice”, sound northerner? Our staple foods down South are iyan, eba, amala, rice and bread. These are not from the North! The activities of Fulani herdsmen plundering farms down South are deliberate to support the narrative that the North feeds the nation!

I was in my home town in September last year. I was shocked at the number of trucks which loaded yam tubers from our Ajebamidele market, going either to Lagos or Abuja. When I expressed surprise, I was reliably told that if I had visited the market the previous day, I would have seen triple of such truck loads of yams! The South can produce more than what it can consume and nobody should be threatened by any foodstuffs blockade. The Nigerian poultry business is 80 percent southern business and that is a great alternative to the North’s red meat. Sincerely, I wish to encourage the North to lock up. Stop bringing your produce down south! Stop your cows from coming to  Southern farms, forests and markets and witness an agricultural revolution like never before.

It is even a welcome development that each region begins to realise its areas of strength and weakness; its areas of economic advantage and disadvantage. I am particularly happy that what the North can offer is food.  This may be the restructuring we have been asking for! A region down South gives the nation crude oil and sustains the entire Federation. Hope they know that up North? How about oil palm plantation? Won’t they need palm oil up North or do palm trees thrive in the desert?

It is only in Nigeria that we can get this kind of bad behaviour in the 21st century-the age of exponential wisdom! The North is comfortable with its children misbehaving in other people’s compounds! The killings down south mean nothing to them. Terrible! How long can they keep their baskets of tomatoes and bags of onions up North with the inclement weather, before they get rotten? A knife which destroys its pouch invariably destroys its own home.

 Before asking their youths to stop vehicles bringing foodstuffs down South, has the North thought about the likely acts of reciprocity that their conduct may provoke  down South? Have they forgotten that on a daily basis, trucks laden with petroleum products leave the South onward North? Have they also forgotten that while the South will pay just a little more to get all the alternatives to the items coming from the North, there is no alternative to the petroleum going up North? While poultry products and fresh fish will replace beef, and canned tomatoes will replace the basket ones from the North, nothing can replace what the South gives to the north.

Can someone tell these guys up North that Nigeria is not at war yet! Who is thinking for AUFCDN and its sister group, the Food and Animal Welfare Organisation? Who is telling them that by stopping food and cattle from coming down South, the South will buckle and open up its doogerms to go and train its brood of vipers  acceptable acts of decency, instead of asking others to keep on tolerating their bad manners.

The North should re-orientate their children that nobody establishes a deity on another man’s land. Instead of food blockade to the South, Northern leaders and elders should think more of how to make the few schools up North safe for their children. It is wrong for the entire South to be fasting for the safety of school children up North while the North itself is having a three- square meal made of deceit and crass hypocrisy.

Allowing abductors to have unrestrained access to school dormitories is self-destructive for the North which is already educationally disadvantaged. Dr. Tahir and Alhaji Ahmed Alarama of Food and Animal welfare organisation and AUFCDN respectively should pay attention to that. Human welfare should be of more premium than animal welfare. There is no pretence in this matter. Head or tail, the North loses. The snake that hunts tortoise either kills itself or hunts in vain.

 The North should rather put its poorly-thatched house in order and allow us to move the country forward or if they like, they can ship out! The rest of the country has tolerated this kind of putrid insouciance for too long and this is the time to put an end to it. All herdsmen down South must be registered to be accounted for or keep their intolerable actions to their region. We shall not, because we want to eat beef, start mounting guards of honour for the cows of the North!

The North, if truth must be told, has no population to eat what it produces. The census figures by the North-dominated National Population Commission remains a ruse. The reality is obvious" - Suyi Ayodele 





Last week’s Thursday food blockade by the North against the South reminds me of a saying among our elders, which in purpose and intent, seeks to warn all war mongers to be mindful of the implications of their activities.

 The Yoruba Race, between 1789 and 1880, fought a lot of internecine wars. Historians pegged the causes of those wars at the demise of Alaafin Abiodun in 1789 and the collapse of the Old Oyo Empire. The desires of the Oyo Empire’s vassal states to dominate one another led to the wars.

The nunc dimittis of such wars, however, was the Kiriji war or the Ekiti Parapo war, which lasted for 16 years. Prominent leaders from the Ekiti/Ijesha at end of the war were Fabunmi of Oke Imesi Ekiti, Aduloju of Ado Ekiti and of course, the indisputable Ogedengbe Agbogungboro of Ijeshaland. By the time the war ended on July 3, 1893, after sixteen years of stalemate, all the warlords were already weary and retired to their domains.

But shortly thereafter, a personal misunderstanding occurred between Ogedengbe and Aduloju. While Ogedengbe, who had started trading in coral beads after the Kiriji war was busy preparing his wares for the next market day, having put the dispute with Aduloju behind him; Aduloju, who was spoiling for war, was busy assembling warriors and oiling his guns, in readiness for another battle. Those who noticed the two opposing dispositions of the warlords, cautioned Aduloju thus:”Ogedengbe o ni pa ate ileke, ki Aduloju ma pa ate ibon ni Ado Ewi”- It simply means, “it is wrong if Ogdengbe is minding his coral beads business, while Aduloju is assembling war arsenals in Ado, Ewi’s kingdom”. The precaution was necessary because though the two warriors  fought side by side for sixteen years, there was no doubt that one was more dexterous on the battlefield. Ogedengbe’s disposition towards peace, therefore, should not be mistaken for cowardice. Aduloju allowed reason to prevail, most especially when he realised that “Ogedengbe o se di lokun lo sile Aduloju”-Ogedengbe is not one you can tie with rope and take to Aduloju’s house. Aduloju’s mistake is exactly what the Northern youths embarked upon last week, when they started stopping lorries bringing foodstuffs from the North to the South.

Their grouse, as encapsulated by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, AUFCDN,  was that they wanted to fight for their rights. The ill-informed action of the Northern youths and that of AUFCDN was ably supported by another Northern group, the Food and Animal Welfare Organisation, led by its shugaban kungiyar, Dr. Muhammad Tahir, who, in an interview conducted in Hausa language, supported the food blockade to the South. We are not lost as to why these two northern groups prompted their brothers and sisters to embark on such a suicide mission. They merely used the isolated crisis at Shasha Market, Ibadan, as a veil for their true intent. All the groups wanted and still want, is that the South should continue to tolerate, accommodate and accept the anti social behaviours of the criminal Fulani herdsmen who daily inflict pains and agonies on their Southern hosts.

 The food blockade is a blackmail strategy to force the South to accept that it is normal for cow rearers to plunder Southern farmlands, rape wives and daughters and cut off the limbs of husbands and fathers who dare challenge them. Once the south accepts such felonious behaviours, shikena,  foodstuffs and nama will flow down south yanfuyanfu! What a strategy! They have forgotten the fact that the South’s leopard (Amotekun) is sleeping does not mean that the North’s Rottweiler will make beef out of it!

The North is not ready to face the reality and accept the fact that with the happenings of the last one month, the situation cannot be the same again. When a man is labelled a thief, he proves his innocence, by not playing with kids at night. He goes a step further by being in company of people at night, who will corroborate his alibi in case  of any theft before day break. The wisdom of this age-long epigram appears to be completely lost on the North, which appears to be more at home with the philosophy of the monkeys of the Pampas of Argentina that have learnt nothing and have forgotten nothing. Blocking foodstuffs and cattle from coming down South appears to be the last kick of a dying horse. Such a kick is not potent and its effect very minimal, if any at all. Who loses if the food stuffs from the North does not get down South?

 The North, by now, should have known that bringing foodstuffs down South is not to save the Southerners from hunger and starvation. No! it is purely commercial and profit-oriented, simplicita! The North, if truth must be told, has no population to eat what it produces. The census figures by the North-dominated National Population Commission remains a ruse. The reality is obvious. It is only in Nigeria that you have a more densely populated desert than in the savannah rainforest

The south is not too lazy to produce what it can eat and also sell. We see on a daily basis, truck loads of yam flour (elubo) going to Lagos from Oyo State. They are not from the North. What about the thousands of plantain bunches from Owan in Edo State, are they from the North? Does the name “Ofada Rice”, sound northerner? Our staple foods down South are iyan, eba, amala, rice and bread. These are not from the North! The activities of Fulani herdsmen plundering farms down South are deliberate to support the narrative that the North feeds the nation!

I was in my home town in September last year. I was shocked at the number of trucks which loaded yam tubers from our Ajebamidele market, going either to Lagos or Abuja. When I expressed surprise, I was reliably told that if I had visited the market the previous day, I would have seen triple of such truck loads of yams! The South can produce more than what it can consume and nobody should be threatened by any foodstuffs blockade. The Nigerian poultry business is 80 percent southern business and that is a great alternative to the North’s red meat. Sincerely, I wish to encourage the North to lock up. Stop bringing your produce down south! Stop your cows from coming to  Southern farms, forests and markets and witness an agricultural revolution like never before.

It is even a welcome development that each region begins to realise its areas of strength and weakness; its areas of economic advantage and disadvantage. I am particularly happy that what the North can offer is food.  This may be the restructuring we have been asking for! A region down South gives the nation crude oil and sustains the entire Federation. Hope they know that up North? How about oil palm plantation? Won’t they need palm oil up North or do palm trees thrive in the desert?

It is only in Nigeria that we can get this kind of bad behaviour in the 21st century-the age of exponential wisdom! The North is comfortable with its children misbehaving in other people’s compounds! The killings down south mean nothing to them. Terrible! How long can they keep their baskets of tomatoes and bags of onions up North with the inclement weather, before they get rotten? A knife which destroys its pouch invariably destroys its own home.

 Before asking their youths to stop vehicles bringing foodstuffs down South, has the North thought about the likely acts of reciprocity that their conduct may provoke  down South? Have they forgotten that on a daily basis, trucks laden with petroleum products leave the South onward North? Have they also forgotten that while the South will pay just a little more to get all the alternatives to the items coming from the North, there is no alternative to the petroleum going up North? While poultry products and fresh fish will replace beef, and canned tomatoes will replace the basket ones from the North, nothing can replace what the South gives to the north.

Can someone tell these guys up North that Nigeria is not at war yet! Who is thinking for AUFCDN and its sister group, the Food and Animal Welfare Organisation? Who is telling them that by stopping food and cattle from coming down South, the South will buckle and open up its doogerms to go and train its brood of vipers  acceptable acts of decency, instead of asking others to keep on tolerating their bad manners.

The North should re-orientate their children that nobody establishes a deity on another man’s land. Instead of food blockade to the South, Northern leaders and elders should think more of how to make the few schools up North safe for their children. It is wrong for the entire South to be fasting for the safety of school children up North while the North itself is having a three- square meal made of deceit and crass hypocrisy.

Allowing abductors to have unrestrained access to school dormitories is self-destructive for the North which is already educationally disadvantaged. Dr. Tahir and Alhaji Ahmed Alarama of Food and Animal welfare organisation and AUFCDN respectively should pay attention to that. Human welfare should be of more premium than animal welfare. There is no pretence in this matter. Head or tail, the North loses. The snake that hunts tortoise either kills itself or hunts in vain.

 The North should rather put its poorly-thatched house in order and allow us to move the country forward or if they like, they can ship out! The rest of the country has tolerated this kind of putrid insouciance for too long and this is the time to put an end to it. All herdsmen down South must be registered to be accounted for or keep their intolerable actions to their region. We shall not, because we want to eat beef, start mounting guards of honour for the cows of the North!

Boko Haram Recruiting, Training Kids ( Plus pictures)

Boko Haram Recruiting, Training Kids ( Plus pictures)

 


The Nigeria's dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group has released some photographs showing children undergoing religious and combat training in a camp. 


According to reports, the images show relatively young children dressed in combat-style clothing and balaclava participating in martial arts training, weapon handling training, and religious education class. 


At least two instructors and one child had what appeared to be the Zastava M21, likely captured from Cameroonian security forces, HumAngle reported.



The Zastava M21, built based on the Kalashnikov design, has appeared in previous pictures shared by Boko Haram factions or reported to have been recovered by security forces. Some children were also shown holding different Kalashnikov pattern assault rifles with under folding, side-folding, and fixed wooden stocks.


Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State had in September 2020 warned that Boko Haram was recruiting children, saying the problem of insurgency could escalate. 


He had said, “The only solution we have now is to ensure the safe return of our people to their homes in a dignified manner. If nothing is done believe me sincerely we shall face a very serious challenge even more than what we are facing now


“This is because right now the insurgents are recruiting many of our children into the sect because of the increasing unemployment ratete.”


Source

 


The Nigeria's dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group has released some photographs showing children undergoing religious and combat training in a camp. 


According to reports, the images show relatively young children dressed in combat-style clothing and balaclava participating in martial arts training, weapon handling training, and religious education class. 


At least two instructors and one child had what appeared to be the Zastava M21, likely captured from Cameroonian security forces, HumAngle reported.



The Zastava M21, built based on the Kalashnikov design, has appeared in previous pictures shared by Boko Haram factions or reported to have been recovered by security forces. Some children were also shown holding different Kalashnikov pattern assault rifles with under folding, side-folding, and fixed wooden stocks.


Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State had in September 2020 warned that Boko Haram was recruiting children, saying the problem of insurgency could escalate. 


He had said, “The only solution we have now is to ensure the safe return of our people to their homes in a dignified manner. If nothing is done believe me sincerely we shall face a very serious challenge even more than what we are facing now


“This is because right now the insurgents are recruiting many of our children into the sect because of the increasing unemployment ratete.”


Source

Nigeria: Over 200 students kidnapped in Zamfara state

Nigeria: Over 200 students kidnapped in Zamfara state


The reports has that heavily armed bandits have ATTACKED a Zamfara school. 


Nearly 300 girls have been abducted this morning at Gov secondary school Jangebe, Talata Mafara local govt.


The Banditary gunmen kidnapped some students of Government Girls Secondary School in an ncident that happened in the early hours of Friday.

According to a parent, Sadi Kawaye, who resides at Kawaye village in Aknka Local Government Area of the state, told Reporters that his daughters, Mansura and Sakina, were among those abducted.

“I’m on my to Jangebe now over this terrible situation. I was told they invaded the school around 1am,” he told our reporter over the phone.

According to Daily Trust, when contacted, SP Muhammad Shehu, Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara, said he could not react.

“Give me some time, I can’t say anything now,” he said.

News of the latest abduction comes less than two weeks after armed men broke into Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State.

The attackers had raided staff quarters and hostels, where they picked their victims and took them into the forest.

Although Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari who is leading a very corrupt and nepotistic region ordered security agencies to ensure their immediate release, the victims are still in captivity.

On Thursday, Governor Sani Bello of Niger alleged that the federal government had abandoned the state on the issue of the release of Kagara victims.

In an audio that went viral on social media, a man who spoke on behalf of the captors of Kagara victims, threatened that they might starve to death.

This is the first time in Nigeria that gunmen will stage large-scale abduction of students from different schools in less than two weeks.

The first major attack on a school by an armed gang happened in Borno State, where over 300 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, were abducted on April 14, 2014.

Four years after, gunmen hit Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, and abducted 119 students.

In December 2020, over 300 male students were abducted at Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.

It should be noted that the emergency of Buhari in the first instance in 2015 as the president was anchored on the electoral promises to tackled insecurity and redeemed the economy but it has compounded the woes of the land with the emergency of many armed bandits and groups threatening the security of lives and prosperities more than ever.



The reports has that heavily armed bandits have ATTACKED a Zamfara school. 


Nearly 300 girls have been abducted this morning at Gov secondary school Jangebe, Talata Mafara local govt.


The Banditary gunmen kidnapped some students of Government Girls Secondary School in an ncident that happened in the early hours of Friday.

According to a parent, Sadi Kawaye, who resides at Kawaye village in Aknka Local Government Area of the state, told Reporters that his daughters, Mansura and Sakina, were among those abducted.

“I’m on my to Jangebe now over this terrible situation. I was told they invaded the school around 1am,” he told our reporter over the phone.

According to Daily Trust, when contacted, SP Muhammad Shehu, Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara, said he could not react.

“Give me some time, I can’t say anything now,” he said.

News of the latest abduction comes less than two weeks after armed men broke into Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State.

The attackers had raided staff quarters and hostels, where they picked their victims and took them into the forest.

Although Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari who is leading a very corrupt and nepotistic region ordered security agencies to ensure their immediate release, the victims are still in captivity.

On Thursday, Governor Sani Bello of Niger alleged that the federal government had abandoned the state on the issue of the release of Kagara victims.

In an audio that went viral on social media, a man who spoke on behalf of the captors of Kagara victims, threatened that they might starve to death.

This is the first time in Nigeria that gunmen will stage large-scale abduction of students from different schools in less than two weeks.

The first major attack on a school by an armed gang happened in Borno State, where over 300 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, were abducted on April 14, 2014.

Four years after, gunmen hit Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, and abducted 119 students.

In December 2020, over 300 male students were abducted at Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.

It should be noted that the emergency of Buhari in the first instance in 2015 as the president was anchored on the electoral promises to tackled insecurity and redeemed the economy but it has compounded the woes of the land with the emergency of many armed bandits and groups threatening the security of lives and prosperities more than ever.


Buhari blames internet for the insecurity in the country

Buhari blames internet for the insecurity in the country


Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari blames internet for the insecurity in the country"*


*Me*: Can someone please tell me what's actually going on inside Aso Rock? When a leader failed, they will bring their blames on the people and find all means to justify their failure. A great leader will accept failure by resigning and unwise leader will not leave office so to destroy more. Buhari will continue destroying Nigeria and Buharists will continue hailing and praising him, Why? Its simply because Shameless people don't feel remorse for doing shameful thing. 


Lie Mohammed also said even in developed countries schoolchildren also abducted. That's exact what a failed leader will say to Justify his failure, Birds of a feather flock together.


We are so blessed with plenty clueless leaders in Nigeria. 


*#RebuildNigeriaNow*

Omo Oba Meji Diary🗣️🎙️


Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari blames internet for the insecurity in the country"*


*Me*: Can someone please tell me what's actually going on inside Aso Rock? When a leader failed, they will bring their blames on the people and find all means to justify their failure. A great leader will accept failure by resigning and unwise leader will not leave office so to destroy more. Buhari will continue destroying Nigeria and Buharists will continue hailing and praising him, Why? Its simply because Shameless people don't feel remorse for doing shameful thing. 


Lie Mohammed also said even in developed countries schoolchildren also abducted. That's exact what a failed leader will say to Justify his failure, Birds of a feather flock together.


We are so blessed with plenty clueless leaders in Nigeria. 


*#RebuildNigeriaNow*

Omo Oba Meji Diary🗣️🎙️

Northern Group Gives Nigeria Government 3-Month Ultimatum To Fix Insecurity Or Face Mass Protests

Northern Group Gives Nigeria Government 3-Month Ultimatum To Fix Insecurity Or Face Mass Protests

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has issued a three-month ultimatum to the Nigerian government to end the worsening security challenges in the country or risk mass protests.

This was contained in a statement issued by the spokesman for the group, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, which he made available to journalists in Kaduna.Azeez Suleiman, which he made available to journalists in Kaduna.

The statement warned that if the Nigerian government fails to address insecurity in the country, especially in the North, the youths might be forced to embark on mass protests.

To this end, CNG gives three months to the government to ensure they sanitise and bring to end the wanton killings in the country, especially by the killer Fulani herdsmen.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the CNG shall see no course in holding back the commencement of renewed protests on a much wider scale if, at the expiration of the three months, the government’s commitment to safeguarding the lives of citizens all over the country remains mere rhetoric,” the statement reads in part.

“In place of the halted protests, the CNG hereby resolves to direct its state coordinators to raise their levels of vigilance and to assist the security forces with credible relevant intelligence needed to tackle the situation.

“All CNG state coordinators and officials of affiliate groups to commence the immediate process of compiling all aspects of security worries in their respective states to deliver to the various state commissioners of police for onward transmission to the chief executives and thereafter, address the press at NUJ (Nigerian Union of Journalists) centres in groups of not more than 25 each.

“The federal security forces must carry out a proper threat assessment of the situation to review the current poor law enforcement, poor intelligence, and the lack of synergy among other vulnerabilities.

“The federal authorities must tame the exponential rise in the rate of attacks and the number of terror gangs, halt the proliferation of illicit arms and mop up the estimated 350 million small arms and light weapons already believed to be in Nigeria with a large percentage in the North.

“Government must take steps to ensure that all security budget allocations are released in full to the relevant agencies on a quarterly basis to ensure efficiency.

“The federal and state governments must commence the process of resettling the displaced communities.

“The federal legislators must do their job by quickly moving to amend the clause in the Constitution to allow for multiple security and public safety arrangements in the country – at the federal, state, and local government levels.

“Legislators must move for enactment for the provision of special welfare packages for front-line security personnel, including hazard allowances to their family, scholarships for their children's education and health insurance for their families.

“The Northern states governments must halt treating security issues with kid gloves, and address the current threats with the seriousness and purposefulness that they deserve.

“Meanwhile, we urge improved public cooperation with security efforts and concerted rigorous prayers for divine intervention to grant our troops victory in stemming this deadly menace once and for all and for the restoration of a lasting peace and enduring stability.

“We also call on the business community and the wealthy in society to replicate the gesture they extended to support the Covid-19 fight to the current war against insecurity."

Azeez Suleiman, which he made available to journalists in Kaduna.

The statement warned that if the Nigerian government fails to address insecurity in the country, especially in the North, the youths might be forced to embark on mass protests.

To this end, CNG gives three months to the government to ensure they sanitise and bring to end the wanton killings in the country, especially by the killer Fulani herdsmen.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the CNG shall see no course in holding back the commencement of renewed protests on a much wider scale if, at the expiration of the three months, the government’s commitment to safeguarding the lives of citizens all over the country remains mere rhetoric,” the statement reads in part.

“In place of the halted protests, the CNG hereby resolves to direct its state coordinators to raise their levels of vigilance and to assist the security forces with credible relevant intelligence needed to tackle the situation.

“All CNG state coordinators and officials of affiliate groups to commence the immediate process of compiling all aspects of security worries in their respective states to deliver to the various state commissioners of police for onward transmission to the chief executives and thereafter, address the press at NUJ (Nigerian Union of Journalists) centres in groups of not more than 25 each.

“The federal security forces must carry out a proper threat assessment of the situation to review the current poor law enforcement, poor intelligence, and the lack of synergy among other vulnerabilities.

“The federal authorities must tame the exponential rise in the rate of attacks and the number of terror gangs, halt the proliferation of illicit arms and mop up the estimated 350 million small arms and light weapons already believed to be in Nigeria with a large percentage in the North.

“Government must take steps to ensure that all security budget allocations are released in full to the relevant agencies on a quarterly basis to ensure efficiency.

“The federal and state governments must commence the process of resettling the displaced communities.

“The federal legislators must do their job by quickly moving to amend the clause in the Constitution to allow for multiple security and public safety arrangements in the country – at the federal, state, and local government levels.

“Legislators must move for enactment for the provision of special welfare packages for front-line security personnel, including hazard allowances to their family, scholarships for their children's education and health insurance for their families.

“The Northern states governments must halt treating security issues with kid gloves, and address the current threats with the seriousness and purposefulness that they deserve.

“Meanwhile, we urge improved public cooperation with security efforts and concerted rigorous prayers for divine intervention to grant our troops victory in stemming this deadly menace once and for all and for the restoration of a lasting peace and enduring stability.

“We also call on the business community and the wealthy in society to replicate the gesture they extended to support the Covid-19 fight to the current war against insecurity."
The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has issued a three-month ultimatum to the Nigerian government to end the worsening security challenges in the country or risk mass protests.

This was contained in a statement issued by the spokesman for the group, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, which he made available to journalists in Kaduna.Azeez Suleiman, which he made available to journalists in Kaduna.

The statement warned that if the Nigerian government fails to address insecurity in the country, especially in the North, the youths might be forced to embark on mass protests.

To this end, CNG gives three months to the government to ensure they sanitise and bring to end the wanton killings in the country, especially by the killer Fulani herdsmen.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the CNG shall see no course in holding back the commencement of renewed protests on a much wider scale if, at the expiration of the three months, the government’s commitment to safeguarding the lives of citizens all over the country remains mere rhetoric,” the statement reads in part.

“In place of the halted protests, the CNG hereby resolves to direct its state coordinators to raise their levels of vigilance and to assist the security forces with credible relevant intelligence needed to tackle the situation.

“All CNG state coordinators and officials of affiliate groups to commence the immediate process of compiling all aspects of security worries in their respective states to deliver to the various state commissioners of police for onward transmission to the chief executives and thereafter, address the press at NUJ (Nigerian Union of Journalists) centres in groups of not more than 25 each.

“The federal security forces must carry out a proper threat assessment of the situation to review the current poor law enforcement, poor intelligence, and the lack of synergy among other vulnerabilities.

“The federal authorities must tame the exponential rise in the rate of attacks and the number of terror gangs, halt the proliferation of illicit arms and mop up the estimated 350 million small arms and light weapons already believed to be in Nigeria with a large percentage in the North.

“Government must take steps to ensure that all security budget allocations are released in full to the relevant agencies on a quarterly basis to ensure efficiency.

“The federal and state governments must commence the process of resettling the displaced communities.

“The federal legislators must do their job by quickly moving to amend the clause in the Constitution to allow for multiple security and public safety arrangements in the country – at the federal, state, and local government levels.

“Legislators must move for enactment for the provision of special welfare packages for front-line security personnel, including hazard allowances to their family, scholarships for their children's education and health insurance for their families.

“The Northern states governments must halt treating security issues with kid gloves, and address the current threats with the seriousness and purposefulness that they deserve.

“Meanwhile, we urge improved public cooperation with security efforts and concerted rigorous prayers for divine intervention to grant our troops victory in stemming this deadly menace once and for all and for the restoration of a lasting peace and enduring stability.

“We also call on the business community and the wealthy in society to replicate the gesture they extended to support the Covid-19 fight to the current war against insecurity."

Azeez Suleiman, which he made available to journalists in Kaduna.

The statement warned that if the Nigerian government fails to address insecurity in the country, especially in the North, the youths might be forced to embark on mass protests.

To this end, CNG gives three months to the government to ensure they sanitise and bring to end the wanton killings in the country, especially by the killer Fulani herdsmen.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the CNG shall see no course in holding back the commencement of renewed protests on a much wider scale if, at the expiration of the three months, the government’s commitment to safeguarding the lives of citizens all over the country remains mere rhetoric,” the statement reads in part.

“In place of the halted protests, the CNG hereby resolves to direct its state coordinators to raise their levels of vigilance and to assist the security forces with credible relevant intelligence needed to tackle the situation.

“All CNG state coordinators and officials of affiliate groups to commence the immediate process of compiling all aspects of security worries in their respective states to deliver to the various state commissioners of police for onward transmission to the chief executives and thereafter, address the press at NUJ (Nigerian Union of Journalists) centres in groups of not more than 25 each.

“The federal security forces must carry out a proper threat assessment of the situation to review the current poor law enforcement, poor intelligence, and the lack of synergy among other vulnerabilities.

“The federal authorities must tame the exponential rise in the rate of attacks and the number of terror gangs, halt the proliferation of illicit arms and mop up the estimated 350 million small arms and light weapons already believed to be in Nigeria with a large percentage in the North.

“Government must take steps to ensure that all security budget allocations are released in full to the relevant agencies on a quarterly basis to ensure efficiency.

“The federal and state governments must commence the process of resettling the displaced communities.

“The federal legislators must do their job by quickly moving to amend the clause in the Constitution to allow for multiple security and public safety arrangements in the country – at the federal, state, and local government levels.

“Legislators must move for enactment for the provision of special welfare packages for front-line security personnel, including hazard allowances to their family, scholarships for their children's education and health insurance for their families.

“The Northern states governments must halt treating security issues with kid gloves, and address the current threats with the seriousness and purposefulness that they deserve.

“Meanwhile, we urge improved public cooperation with security efforts and concerted rigorous prayers for divine intervention to grant our troops victory in stemming this deadly menace once and for all and for the restoration of a lasting peace and enduring stability.

“We also call on the business community and the wealthy in society to replicate the gesture they extended to support the Covid-19 fight to the current war against insecurity."

Insecurity:ACF, Miyetti Allah Are Jokers- Aare Gani Adams

Insecurity:ACF, Miyetti Allah Are Jokers- Aare Gani Adams

Says what Igboho said was not even as damaging*


..Says North's threats may fuel further crisis

by NationalInsight January 24, 2021  




The Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams on Sunday described the Arewa Consultative Forum,(ACF) and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) as jokers.


Speaking against the backdrop of the threats by the Northern group, and the Herders Association to attack the southwest in a reprisal mission, Aare Adams declared that any attempt by the north against the southwest will fail.


Adams in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, expressed concern about the security situation in the region,stating that threats of attack on the southwest can fuel further crisis in Ibarapa,Oyo and Ondo and will certainly affect the entire nation.


Adams stated further that the situation in the two states truly justified the huge security challenges perpetrated by herders, that had on several occasions kidnapped and killed many Yoruba in their various communities, adding that Yoruba are too well aware of the looming crisis in the country.


The Yoruba generalissimo, however, maintained that he would not be stampeded into falling into a pre-arranged trap by the political elites.


“The apex organization in the North and the herders Association should watch their statements or face the wrath of the Yoruba nation”


“By their inciting statements, the north are beating war drums. But we will resist any attempt by the north to turn our region to war zones and no amount of threat will stop us from securing our region from killer herdsmen”.

From my findings, what is playing out in the last three days,(especially in the social media) *it is evident that there are some enemies and political elements both within and outside our region are now using the bravery of Sunday Igboho as a coordinated attempt to soil my name,* and also put my efforts in the past 28 years in the struggle to test”.


“My silence in the last three days doesn’t portray me as a coward, but by virtue of my position as the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, I am bounded by my conscience and conviction to act accordingly when the time is right. And I must also consult widely before taking any action”


“ *What Igboho said was not even as damaging* to the sanctity of the nation than the call for civil war by the ACF and the Miyetti Allah put together.The killer herdsmen are the major problem, but sadly the Federal Government remains silent”


There are reports that the Fulani herdsmen have, in the past five years, killed over 300 Yoruba people from different communities while several other people have been kidnapped with abductors paying several billions as ransom”.


Adams, however, warned the North to stay away from any attempt to cause mayhem in the southwest, hence, the situation could degenerate into further chaos that might affect the entire nation.


“The Fulani, in their conqueror agenda since 1818 had caused alot of damages to the southwest. And it is clear that the south is their target, that is why anybody going against the the Fulani herdsmen automatically becomes their enemy”


Adams, however, urged the traditional rulers, the political establishment, the investors,and other sectors to be conscious and be well coordinated because it is now obvious that the southwest has been infiltrated pointing out that Nigeria’s case might not be like that of Rwanda.

Says what Igboho said was not even as damaging*


..Says North's threats may fuel further crisis

by NationalInsight January 24, 2021  




The Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams on Sunday described the Arewa Consultative Forum,(ACF) and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) as jokers.


Speaking against the backdrop of the threats by the Northern group, and the Herders Association to attack the southwest in a reprisal mission, Aare Adams declared that any attempt by the north against the southwest will fail.


Adams in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, expressed concern about the security situation in the region,stating that threats of attack on the southwest can fuel further crisis in Ibarapa,Oyo and Ondo and will certainly affect the entire nation.


Adams stated further that the situation in the two states truly justified the huge security challenges perpetrated by herders, that had on several occasions kidnapped and killed many Yoruba in their various communities, adding that Yoruba are too well aware of the looming crisis in the country.


The Yoruba generalissimo, however, maintained that he would not be stampeded into falling into a pre-arranged trap by the political elites.


“The apex organization in the North and the herders Association should watch their statements or face the wrath of the Yoruba nation”


“By their inciting statements, the north are beating war drums. But we will resist any attempt by the north to turn our region to war zones and no amount of threat will stop us from securing our region from killer herdsmen”.

From my findings, what is playing out in the last three days,(especially in the social media) *it is evident that there are some enemies and political elements both within and outside our region are now using the bravery of Sunday Igboho as a coordinated attempt to soil my name,* and also put my efforts in the past 28 years in the struggle to test”.


“My silence in the last three days doesn’t portray me as a coward, but by virtue of my position as the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, I am bounded by my conscience and conviction to act accordingly when the time is right. And I must also consult widely before taking any action”


“ *What Igboho said was not even as damaging* to the sanctity of the nation than the call for civil war by the ACF and the Miyetti Allah put together.The killer herdsmen are the major problem, but sadly the Federal Government remains silent”


There are reports that the Fulani herdsmen have, in the past five years, killed over 300 Yoruba people from different communities while several other people have been kidnapped with abductors paying several billions as ransom”.


Adams, however, warned the North to stay away from any attempt to cause mayhem in the southwest, hence, the situation could degenerate into further chaos that might affect the entire nation.


“The Fulani, in their conqueror agenda since 1818 had caused alot of damages to the southwest. And it is clear that the south is their target, that is why anybody going against the the Fulani herdsmen automatically becomes their enemy”


Adams, however, urged the traditional rulers, the political establishment, the investors,and other sectors to be conscious and be well coordinated because it is now obvious that the southwest has been infiltrated pointing out that Nigeria’s case might not be like that of Rwanda.

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