A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has called on the Federal Government, the National Assembly and security agencies in the country to take urgent steps to halt alleged plans by some unpatriotic elements to launch series of attacks on security personnel in the South-West states.
CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the group disclosed this on Tuesday, during a sensitization of the yoruba people.
Speaking at the rally, the Forum’s National Coordinator, Adesina Animashaun, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Service Chiefs, the Inspector General of Police, Governors of the six South-West states and other major stakeholders in Yorubaland to rise to the challenge and stop the plans by secession agitators to cause such unprecedented chaos in the region.
He also urged security agencies, including the military, police and the Department of State Services (DSS) to activate their machineries against these elements in the South-West before the situation escalates.
YAF also challenged security agencies to unmask local and foreign sponsors of these agents of violence in Yorubaland and punish them accordingly.
Part of the statement by YAF reads, “The indications are now very clear that if prompt action is not taken, these unscrupulous and unpatriotic elements will throw the South-West into an unprecedented wave of violence under the guise of fighting and agitating for Yoruba freedom, self-determination and independence.”
“The Federal Government, the Armed Forces and other security agencies should take urgent steps to stop the Yoruba independence agitators and freedom fighters now before they set the entire country ablaze.”
“A stitch in time, they say, saves nine. We must not watch idly as the enemies of the country hide under the smokescreen of agitating for Yoruba self-determination and independence to engage in activities that are not only inimical, but also injurious to the continued corporate existence of the entire Nigerian nation.”
The group vowed to mobilize its members across the state and other yoruba states in an attempt to stop those planning to cause chaos and confusion under the guise of agitating for Yoruba self-determination and freedom.