-The leadership of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) is set to battle Niger Delta militants who encroach into Yorubaland
– Dr Fedrick Fasheun and Gani Adams said Yorubaland is a no-go area for militants
Gani Adams, National coordinator of OPC The leadership of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) is set to battle Niger Delta militants who encroach into Yorubaland.
Speaking separately, both the Founder of OPC, Dr Fedrick Fasheun and the National coordinator of OPC Gani Adams said Yorubaland is a no-go area for militants to perpetuate their nefarious activities. “We have waited patiently to confirm the suspicion, whether it is true that militants are building camps in some parts of Lagos and other South-West states. Whether it is true or not, I believe not many dare-devils will live to tell the story if any attempt is made on Lagos” Dr Fasheun said.
On his part, GaniAdams, who confirmed the setting up of camps by the militants in the Lagos and Ogun axis, said: “I agree with the military that they have different camps but thank God that the military has risen to the task. Also, we as an organisation have decided to complement their efforts.
“Definitely, the militants have invaded the South West but those carrying out these acts are not from Delta or Bayelsa states but from Ondo State. It is a bad signal, I won’t deceive you but I can tell you that they have missed the post. They cannot go scot free because what they are doing in their states cannot be replicated here in the South West.
“They will retreat because we will not encourage it. There is no way they can hide in Yoruba land. We have to thank the military for their aerial bombardment because their hideout is not one that can be easily located. The military bombardment has smoked them out”. Also speaking, Mr Yinka Odumakin said the militants who are setting up camps in Yorubaland are attempting to pitch the Yorubas against the Ijaws. READ ALSO: Beware! Cultists device new method of initiating youths “The setting up of camps in parts of Lagos and Ogun states by the militants is a strange dimension. Up till now, we see them as criminal elements. We call on the security agencies to deal with them as such. The security agencies should go after their camps and deal with them.
“It is an attempt to pit the Yoruba against the Ijaw because the Ijaw have no cause to attack Yorubaland. We must avoid a situation where ethnic groups will resort to ethnic justice because any attempt to seek ethnic justice always leads to genocide. The security agencies should go after the criminals and deal with them.”
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