The Eselu of Iselu land, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi has reminded Governor Dapo Abiodun that displaced Ogun State indigenes, who returned from Benin Republic after the recent herders’ crisis are still awaiting the shelter he promised them.
At the peak of the farmers/herders clashes in Yewa axis of Ogun State, many displaced residents were said to have fled to neighbouring Benin Republic to avoid being killed by suspected herdsmen.
had reported that many people were shot or butchered to death by the fiendish herdsmen, who also set houses, motorcycles and other properties on fire.
At the time, the government of Ogun State was not pleased with media reports that Ogun residents relocated to Benin Republic.
Even with video evidences, the Chairman of the peace committee on farmers/herders clashes, Hon. Kayode Oladele said no Yewa indigene relocated to the French-speaking country.
According to Oladele, those who fled to the country were the Ohoris and the Eguns, who were originally from the Republic of Benin, adding that nothing had happened in Yewa that could warrant relocation across the border.
As the denial continued, those who fled their communities began to return to Asa, Ibeku, Agbon Ojodu, Orile Igbooro and other villages in Yewa North and Imeko-Afon Local Government Areas.
This, DAILY POST learnt, was made possible when normalcy was restored by the joint security task force put in place by Governor Dapo Abiodun in the troubled areas.
However, it was gathered that many of the returnees have no houses to return to, even as some of them reportedly died in the foreign land.￼
With their houses and belongings torched, the majority of those who returned to their villages are at the mercy of individuals that took them in, as they look on to the government to give them a place to retire to after the labour of each day.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with our correspondent, the Eselu, Oba Akinyemi said government would not have denied that Ogun residents relocated to Benin Republic if it had done its findings initially.
Oba Akinyemi stated that the Ogun State government later found out that indigenes of Yewa truly relocated across the borderline.
“Initially, when government said it wasn’t true that people moved to Benin Republic, maybe it was because they didn’t find out. But, later when they found out, they discovered that Ogun indigenes were there.
“But now, we have convinced them, everybody is back home. However, they are waiting for the promise of the governor to give them shelter and the rest of it. They’re back home and the governor knows they back. But the truth remains that they are still looking at the things the government promised them and that’s what we are agitating for,” Oba Akinyemi said.
Speaking about the security situation of the area, the Eselu disclosed that, “Presently the governor has taken a measure to beef up security. Soldiers, police, all of them are there. At least, that has tamed the killers to some extent. For now, we are not hearing of killings anymore in that axis, because of the presence of the army and that of the police.”
The monarch appealed to the government not to redeploy the security agents from the area.
“We just need to implore the government to continue to leave them (the task force) there. They should not withdraw them, so that they can stabilize the security challenges we have in Yewa area.
“With the measures put in place by the joint task force, we are still looking at the security of this area to be a bit stable. The Governor should continue to keep them there so that if there is any distress call, they will respond immediately,” he said.
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Sunday Igboho mocks Pastor Adeboye after son’s death [VIDEO]
May 9, 2021
Popular Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, (aka Sunday Igboho) has mocked Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, over the sudden death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
Sunday Igboho said he would not greet or sympathize with Adeboye over the demise of Dare because the General Overseer does not support Yoruba nation.
Igboho did not mince words when he rained curses on any leader or Pastor who refuse to support the secession agenda, saying God will kill their children and wives.
He said this during a live Facebook broadcast with his media aide, Olayomi Koiki, on Saturday night.
Koiki had asked the activist to send some words to Adeboye through the live video, to sympathise with him over the death of his son.
But, Sunday Igboho appeared infuriated by Koiki’s request as he asked if the man of God had declared his support for Yoruba nation.
He said: “Has Baba supported Yoruba nation that we will now be greeting him? We don’t need to greet Adeboye. What is my own with that? We are not doing church here. This is not religion.
“Pastor Adeboye didn’t speak about Yoruba nation. Look at the number of crowd in Baba Adeboye’s church. Is he not supposed to tell all of them to join Yoruba nation? We don’t need to greet him.
“God himself will start asking questions from all the enemies of the Yoruba race. By the grace of God, anybody who says Yoruba will not get to the promised land, God will kill their children and wives and their entire family.”
“Anybody who does not support Yoruba nation, those who have powers, be it pastors or anybody that has the followers, but does not support Yoruba nation, God I call on you; you’re the one who owns me and the creator of everything. Those elders who see our sufferings, who see that the Fulanis are kidnapping us and collecting ransom, but choose not to support us, as you kill their children, kill their wives. So shall it be!” Sunday Igboho emphasised.
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Insecurity: Gov. Wike reacts as gunmen attack police stations, kill 7 officers in Rivers
May 9, 2021
John Owen Nwachukwu
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has reacted to the recent attacks on police formations and killing of officers in the State.
The Governor said the attacks were carried out by those he described as unidentified gunmen, adding that these people “are bent on plunging Nigeria into another unwarranted crisis.”
Seven police officers were killed at different points in the State between Friday and Saturday.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Nnamdi Omoni, in a statement at the weekend said that the attack which took place at 8:30pm, on Friday was carried out by “unknown gunmen who drove in two branded Hilic vans.”
Omoni said two policemen were killed by the gunmen at a special checkpoint between Choba community in Obio/Akpor and Emohua Local Government Areas and burnt a private car belonging to one of the officers.
The Rivers Police Spokesman said the second attack was launched on a police station in Rumuji, a town along the Bayelsa axis of the East west road in Emohua LGA and dropped two more policemen dead and set a police patrol van ablaze.
According to the PPRO, the third attack was launched on another police station in Elimgbu Community in Obio/Akpor LGA, where three additional police officers were killed.
Omoni, however, disclosed that the officers at the Rumuji police station were able to put up a “strong resistance” and in the process, “fatally wounded two of the attackers who died on the spot.”
Omoni added that, in Elimgbu the officers there also engaged the attackers in a gunfight which forced the hoodlums to “abandon their bullet ridden Hilux van, while they escaped with various degrees of gunshot wounds with a snatched sienna bus.”
Wike’s statement signed by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, said, “He, on behalf of the Government and people of Rivers State, expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the Policemen and the Rivers State Police Command.”
The Governor called on residents to be calm, adding that “the Security Council has taken measures to secure the State.”
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