The Supreme ruler of the Yoruba race, the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has condemned the recent attack in Igangan town, Oyo State by some suspected criminal herdsmen, which swallowed many lives and properties.
Comrade Moses Olafare, Director of Media and Public Affairs at the Ooni’s Palace, communicated in a press statement presented to journalists on Monday.
Ooni Ogunwusi who blamed the invasion on the negligent management of security Intelligence said the attack was devilish and provocative.
He added that such wanton act if allowed to continue unabated will ruin the unity and prosperity of Nigeria.
“The most worrisome part is that there was a tipoff recently by the Oyo State Chairman of Amotekun Security Corps, Gen. Ajibola Togun (rtd), raising an alarm that some foreign Fulani herdsmen and bandits of Tuareg extraction have perfected plans to invade communities in South-West. How was this intelligence handled?
“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 than now for robust security measures, because the 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.
The African foremost monarch stated that the invasion is a height of criminality that must not go unpunished.