Chief Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, has said the very moment intelligence reports by the United States showed how insincere the Buhari administration is in its fight against terrorist groups in the country, it became clear that Nigeria is finished.
Gani who disclosed this in an interview with New Telegraph, said it has been evident that the current government is upto something by not doing anything about reports of ISIS and AL Qaeda terrorists infiltrating southern parts of the country. He therefore, said the Yorubas want to leave the union before it is too late.
Asked whether restructuring is still a via option for the Southwest than seeking for self determination, he said, “Well, I think we have over flogged the issue of restructuring and the delicate aspect of it is that when you talk about restructuring in Yorubaland now, the majority of Yorubas will tell you that restructuring is late.
“Many personalities in Yorubaland have personally called me to say that restructuring is no longer tenable with the way things are in the country. The aggregate opinion of Yorubas at the moment is that it is time to have a peaceful dissolution or disbandment of the entity called Nigeria if you like.
“I believe it’s time to have self-determination and to move out of this country peacefully. And for the past two months, I have come to key into that opinion, especially when the United States’ government came out boldly to say that there are ISIS and al Qaeda terrorists groups in Northern Nigeria and that they would soon move down South.
“Incidentally, the Nigerian Army spokesman did not deny that, in fact he said that the army was aware of that. He even said that has been the situation for the past seven years but that those two deadly groups are not a threat to the country.
“I was shocked at what the man said. I couldn’t imagine that that was coming from an army spokesperson when we know what has happened in some other countries- the havoc the terrorists groups have caused in countries like Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries of the world.
“Even America that has strong security intelligence was not spared likewise some European countries. We were shocked at our own level and the information in our disposal of some of the suspected terrorist groups that had invaded parts of Yorubaland in recent times is a source of concern to some of us.”