Ahead of the South West Security Summit scheduled to hold on Tuesday in Ibadan, the Yoruba Council of Elders, YCE, has tasked the six governors in the region to address the recurring cases of kidnapping, forceful occupation of farmland by Fulani herdsmen and armed invasion that posed threat to lives and properties.
Governors Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state, Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state and Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state are expected to hold an enlarged stakeholders’ security summit in collaboration with the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, DAWN tomorrow.
The Secretary General of the YCE, Dr. Kunle Olajide lamented that the South-west has been under siege, which according to him, requires the collective effort of the governors to work together irrespective of their political affiliation to guarantee the security of the people in the region.
Olajide lamented that the security situation has put the region under serious economic crisis with the people afraid of moving freely to engage in their daily business. He said the summit should be an avenue for the victims of armed invaders of kidnappers to share their experiences so that others could learn from them.
In the recent time, the security situation in the South-west had become a source of grave concern with the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams warning that the people and leaders of South-west would retaliate if President Muhammadu Buhari does not do enough to curtail the activities of the killer-Fulani herdsmen in the region.