THE Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Thursday, warned that the South West zone would defend itself from marauding herdsmen, saying the drums of war are sounding in Nigeria
Briefing State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Ooni said the drums of war were fast sounding loud across the country, warning that the Yoruba nation will defend themselves, with reinforcement from the Federal Government.
Besides, Oba Ogunwusi said he was at the villa in view of the rising insecurity challenges in Nigeria including banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and insurgency in the North East.
He said the South West does not want to experience any other war, noting that he came to speak to the President on behalf of traditional rulers towards improving the security situation in the country. His words: “I came to speak on behalf of other traditional rulers. The issue at hand in the South West is real, which is insecurity.
Those of us who live in the remote and rural areas of the South western part of the country are insecure because most of the bushes are occupied by strange people and we have decided to work with the Federal government to fish them (strangers) out.