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Following the declaration of ‘Operation Amotekun’, the South West newly inaugurated security outfit as illegal by the federal government, a youth group has described the move as an attempt to subject the nation to further attacks by bandits and kidnappers.

According to the group, Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, in a statement issued on Wednesday and made available to DAILY POST, with what is currently going on in the northern part of the country, particularly in the North-East zone, the Yorubas will not allow the South West to degenerate into such terror status.

While stating that the laudable effort of the South West Governors in finding solution to the rampaging menace of bandits and kidnappers in the region is irreversible, the group in the statement signed by its National , Oluyi Akintade Tayo and Oluwagbenga Ajongbolo, the National Publicity Secretary emphasized that all will be done to ensure that ‘Operation Amotekun’ achieved its purpose.

The statement read, “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), a foremost Yoruba youth gathering working to protect, preserve, promote and project the interest of Omoluabi and the norms, culture, dignities, and values of the land, hereby rejects in its entirety the illegal tag placed on the Western Security Network, codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’ by the Federal government of through the Attorney General, Abubakar Malami. We won’t wait till insurgents, kidnappers, highway robbers, ritualists, armed bandits, and other criminals run over us and turn us into refugees in our own land.

“How the Federal Government is very comfortable and unconcerned about the unending crisis in the Northern part of Nigeria remain a mystery and puzzle no one is ready to solve.

“Between and now, the FG through budgetary allocations and other means has committed over #90billion Nigerian taxpayers funds for the establishment and running of the Northeast Development Commission(NEDC) created to see an end to the economic, social and political ruins the region has been subjected in the hands of , armed bandits, and kidnappers rampaging in those areas.

“According to reports, over 70,000 Nigerians have been killed since 2010 and over 5million displaced and turned to residents of IDP camps scattered across the region. Just days ago, over a dozen soldiers were killed by insurgents with more maimed and injured. While these criminals come for innocent blood, those of our soldiers are not spared.

“Today, lack of access to basic health, water and sanitation, and even climate action have hampered the progress of the fight against them.

“Is this what Malami or want? A Yorubaland run over by terrorists? Ondo under Boko Haram? Ekiti praying not to have armed bandits travel through? Oyo where kidnappers hold supreme?

“Operation Amotekun has come to stay in our land. We will do everything to support these brave governors as they work tirelessly to see to a more secure Southwest people and states. We won’t wait till you allow these criminals turn our homes to refugee homes and our to IDP camps.”

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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The of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has narrated how he narrowly escaped death after suspected herdsmen shot at him in his farm.

Ortom said he was shot while in his farm located along Makurdi – Naka road in Makurdi, Benue state capital.

The Governor, who spoke to journalists in Makurdi on Monday, reiterated his call for arrest and prosecution of the leadership of Meyitta Allah for allegedly instigating violence against farmers in the state.

The Gov. said, “I went to my farm last week and the herdsmen, who were coming back to Benue state in their numbers shot at me.”

Ortom further explained that it took the intervention of men of Operation Whirl Stroke who responded timely and rescued him before the herdsmen ran away.

The Governor expressed concern that herdsmen were allowed to carry sophisticated weapons more than security agencies.

He said that herdsmen were not coming for grazing, stressing “anti-open grazing prohibition law is still in force and anyone who wants to do business of animal husbandry must embrace ranching”.

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Muhammadu has received assurances that with the harmattan dust gradually easing its hold on the skies, fighter aircrafts would this week join the efforts to provide effective air attacks against bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers that have been attacking remote communities around Dogon Gona forest in Niger State.

In a statement sent to DAILY POST on Sunday by Garba Shehu, the President, described the repeated attacks leading to the loss of several lives in the communities “as a disaster for the nation,”

He had authorized the deployment of air power to support troops and policemen sent to the “difficult terrain,” to counter the menace of the attackers operating in the forest area bordering Kaduna, Niger and Zamfara states.

The statement added that in line with this directive, the Nigerian Air Force is setting up refueling facilities at Minna, Niger State to support the aircraft operations, giving assurances that given the improved weather conditions, a major exercise to “visually acquire targets” and launch attacks will soon follow.

The Police Command in Niger has equally given assurances that the planned dedicated air raids to complement the police helicopter gunship operations remain the best approach given the lack of motorized roads in the areas constantly under attack.

President Buhari also commiserated with the government and people of Niger State following the attacks and the loss of lives that followed, and assured that victim communities in the state will not be abandoned by the rest of the country.

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