The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has condemned the recent midnight attack in Igangan town, Oyo State by some suspected criminal herdsmen, during which many lives and properties were lost.
This was contained in a press statement released on Monday by the Director of Media & Public Affairs at the Ooni’s Palace, Comrade Moses Olafare.
Ooni Ogunwusi who blamed the successful perpetration of the invasion on negligent management of security Intelligence described the attack as devilish and provocative, adding that such dastardly acts if allowed to continue unabated will ruin the unity and prosperity of Nigeria.
“So worrisome is that there was a tipoff recently by Oyo State Chairman of Amotekun Security Corps, Gen. Ajibola Togun (rtd) recently raising the alarm that some foreign Fulani herdsmen and bandits of Tuareg extraction have perfected plans to invade communities in South-West.
“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 for robust security measures than now 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 who is the natural head of the Oduduwa race worldwide said the Invasion is a height of criminality that must not go without strong consequences for the perpetrators.