We Are Getting Overwhelmed, Afenifere Reacts To Insecurity In South West

Following reports of insecurity in the South-West, Yinka Odumakin, the Secretary-General of Yoruba Socio-Political Organisation, Afenifere, has urged the Nigerian government to take proactive measures to end the killings and kidnapping in the area.

Odumakin, who spoke with Saharareporters on Wednesday, said the region cannot allow armed bandits and herdsmen terrorists to continue to unleash mayhem on their people.

He said the spate of killings and kidnapping  in Lagos and Ondo is alarming just as he called on the government not allow it to degenerate to the point where people would resort to taking up arms to defend themselves.

Odumakin bemoaned the lukewarm attitude of the Nigerian government in curbing the growing menace of the activities of the herdsmen in the region.

He said, "Let us just warn those who are behind all these, that you may succeed causing explosions here and there but if you think you are going to force people out of their land, it is a joke. It is not possible.

"We are getting overwhelmed but the government has a duty not to allow it to get to a point where people will think that the only thing to do now is to take their fate in their own hands.” 

 While commenting on the delay in the operation of the Security Network code-named Amotekun, he said the outfit was undergoing reengineering for better performance. 

He also commended the appointment of a retired General, Ajibola Kunle Togun, as commander of the security outfit in Oyo State by Governor Seyi Makinde.

Makinde on March 10, signed the State Security Network Agency (Amotekun) Bill, 2020 into law. The governor remarked that the initiative was purely to complement the existing security agencies in tackling security challenges and not a replacement for the existing ones.

Group Calls For The Arrest of Governor's Aide Over Lynching Of Witches In Cross River

A group, Advocacy for Alleged Witches, has called for the arrest and prosecution of Thomas Obi Tawo (AKA General Iron), an adviser to the Cross River State Governor, for allegedly masterminding the lynching of some suspected witches and wizards in the state.

The group disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday by its Chief Executive Officer, Leo Igwe.

It urged the state government to take measures to stop jungle justice where suspected witches and wizards are set ablaze.

The statement read "The attention of AFAW has been drawn to an incident of witch persecution in Cross River State. In this case, a local mob lynched the alleged witches. Some of the victims have died while others are in the hospital nursing their wounds. 

"The unfortunate incident took place in Boki LGA in Central Cross River State. At least a dozen persons, mostly women who were alleged to be witches and wizards, were set ablaze at the instance of an adviser to the state governor who hails from that area. This adviser has been identified as Thomas Obi Tawo (aka General Iron). This incident happened on Tuesday, May 19, 2020."

The group stated that the allegations of witchcraft, including persecution and killing of children, are widespread in the state.

It said perpetrators of jungle justice operate with impunity in the area. 

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