Popular Yoruba leader, Gani Adams, has accused some Yoruba people of collaborating with the criminal herdsmen to kidnap and kill locals.
The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland made this known when he appeared as a guest on Tuesday’s edition of The Morning Show on Arise News.
According to Adams, some Yoruba are accomplices in the insecurity situation ravaging the South West, adding that the locals provide information about their targets, shelter, and food for the criminals.
“By the time we released a statement, we realized that we have been seriously infiltrated. Even the security threats we are having in the southwest now, we realise that our people constituted nothing less than 25 to 30 percent of the security threat.
“Unlike some Fulani herdsmen that were arrested in Ilesa (and) in Akure, when the OPC vigilante and the Amotekun arrested them last week, we realised that the person who prepared food for them in that forest was a Yoruba person in Ilesa and we realised that the person that gave them information about the people they will kidnap is a Yoruba person.
“So we had to sit back and apply strategy to this issue, where is our problem coming from? who are the evil people among us that need money at any time to flash as big men in the society?” he asked.
Adams noted that supporting the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed Operation Amotekun, is the only way the region can effectively tackle insecurity.
He said: “If you want to fight insecurity conventionally and we still respect the fact that we have six southwest governors in Yoruba land, the only way out is to support Amotekun to do their job and not by frustrating Amotekun.”
Meanwhile, Adams warned Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho against being used and dumped by politicians.
This is as he lamented that the recent popularity gained by Igboho after issuing quit notice to some Fulani herdsmen in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State could just become a tool in the hand of some politicians if not properly handled.
Adams advised Igboho not to be surprised that despite his current popularity, some people including security operatives might go after him one day for their political selfishness.