- Afenifere chieftain laments unitary form of government.
- Call on governors to fulfil their electoral promise on security.
Chief Ayo Adebanjo on Saturday wept openly at the residence of the leader of Afenirie, Chief Reuben Fasoranti over the killing of the daughter of Fasoranti, Funke Olakunrin by suspected gunmen at Benin-Ore Road.
Speaking when he led members of the Afenifere group to Akure residence of their leader, Adebanjo condemned the silence of the Federal Government over the continued killing in the land by Fulani herdsmen despite all the cries by the people across the country.
While lamenting the situation where the state governors are not empowered to deal with the security situation in their domain, he also decried a situation where a supposed federal state is being run in a unitary structure and lamented the fact that governors who are said to be Chief Security Officers of their various states had no authority to give instructions to Commissioner of Police in a critical situation like this.
The Afenifere leader who highlighted several murderous activities of the Fulani militia which he said started with the killing of 800 Christians in Southern Kaduna and just as the Vice President deployed military personnel to the area, another incident happened in their presence.
He also said Maj. Gen T .Y Danjuma was right after all with his views that the Federal Government and the Presidency are part of the complexity of Fulani militia.
He further stated that other incidents including the massacre in Agatu, other parts of Benue and now the present killing in the South West are like an arrow to the soul of Yoruba people.
He, therefore, called on the south-west governors to fight for the people of the region who elected them.
“Don’t forget you are supposed to defend us and for one reason or the other you can’t talk, you’re in an alliance and your people are being killed, kidnapped, raped, maimed and you keep quiet, don’t worry God is in control but don’t forget you will come back home.”
He prayed to God to give Fasoranti and the entire family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.