The South West region will soon unveil a joint security outfit to further fight the insecurity in the region, the Aare Ona Kakanfo, Chief Gani Adams has declared.
He revealed that the security outfit will consist hunters, Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Agbekoya members who will all have the mandate to secure the lives and properties in the region.
Adams added that the matter is already a subject of discussion before the governors of the region.
He made the declaration on Thursday during a private visit to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State where issues related to the security and economy of the South-West were discussed.
He said: “I met the governor of Ekiti State two days ago and now, I am meeting the Oyo State governor.
“It is very important that we interface on the prevailing issues within our region, especially that of security. What we are witnessing now is alien to our history. Yoruba nation has been in existence for more than 8,000 years, I mean the Western region.
“We had a fruitful meeting. I can tell you that we are on the same page that Oyo State and the entire South-West should be in peace and harmony.
“The issue of agriculture was also part of our discussion. The two governors have told me their own parts and strategies, especially on the basis of private initiative. I want to assure that we too will play our own part to bring investors to partner with them.
“We have more confidence to complement the effort of the community. We have brought all the relevant security outfits together; hunters, OPC members, Agbekoya members. We are bringing them together so that we can have effective security in our environment.”
Meanwhile, Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho has been given 72 hours by the Arewa Youth Assembly to move Yoruba people from the North or they would be forced out of the region.
The group explained, “We are hereby giving him the ultimatum of 72 hours to move his people out or we will be forced to take necessary actions by personally taking the responsibility of getting his people back home.”
The speaker of the assembly, Mohammed Salihu Danlami, in a statement released on Thursday evening, noted that the entity of Nigeria is non-negotiable.
Danlami called on all concerned parties in the country to reject anything that would cause confusion in the land.