The Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has urged the Federal Authorities to urgently put an finish to terrorism, kidnapping, banditry, and the disaster between farmers and herders in Nigeria.
Afenifere mentioned these insecurity challenges could be stopped by way of state policing.
This was a part of the resolutions reached by Afenifere throughout a gathering presided over by the physique’s chief, Ayo Adebanjo on Tuesday in Ogun State.
In a communiqué issued on the finish of the assembly and signed by Afenifere’s spokesman, Jare Ajayi, the physique urged Nigerians to defend themselves in opposition to bandits.
The communiqué reads partly: “In view of the truth that Nigeria nation is fast paced into the precipice, there may be the necessity by the federal authorities to urgently put a halt to varied acts of terrorism, kidnapping, herders/farmers clashes and the like.
“This, Authorities can do, by instantly permitting states to have their very own police. In actual fact, the safety equipment must be democratised all the way down to the native stage.
“Within the meantime, each neighborhood should be at alert to understand that they need to defend themselves from bandits who appear to have declared battle on Nigeria.”
Afenifere additionally reiterated its name for the restructuring of Nigeria.
The group famous that restructuring was the answer to the challenges confronting the nation.
“Afenifere once more reiterated its place that Restructuring stays the panacea to unravel the assorted issues bedevilling the nation now. And we insist that this Restructuring must be accomplished earlier than the following elections within the nation,” he mentioned.
Afenifere additional backed the Southern governors of their resolution on the anti-grazing legislation.
“It’s a identified undeniable fact that Afenifere strongly stands by the Southern Governors of their decision on anti-grazing legal guidelines. We commend the steps taken by governors of the South West on the institution of safety networks like Amotekun. We urge them to proceed to forge forward,” Afenifere mentioned.
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