By Lukman Olabiyi
The Ajo Obirin Oodua Agbaye has urged all Yoruba leaders, including Obas and stakeholders to be united in fighting the security challenges that is ravaging the south west region.
The group expressed concern over the incessant terrorists’ attacks across the country, adding that the Yoruba must do everything within the ranks to forestall further attack on the southwest region.
The Oodua Women made the call
in Lagos during their visit to the Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gain Adams at the Omole Phase 2, Ikeja, Lagos.
The leader of the group, Yeye Simisade Kuku Onayemi said the reason for the meeting with the Yoruba generalissimo is to seek his support in salvaging the region from the frightening spate of insecurity across the southwest.
The Oodua Women leader restated her beliefs in the unity of the Yoruba race, saying the Yoruba have the strengths and the wherewithals to protect themselves against any external aggressors.
“Our meeting with Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland was based on the frightening spate of insecurity in the south west.
“There is need for everybody to be united in fighting the security scourge.We can easily protect our region against any form of attack if we defend ourselves and strategize against terrorists.
“Despite the short notice requesting to visit the Yoruba generalissimo, we are happy that Aareonakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams being the father of all, received us wholeheartedly.
“That truly shows that Aare is very accommodating and resourceful to the Yoruba race”,
While responding, Adams expressed satisfaction at the meeting, stressing the need for urgent and proper synergy among all the various groups in Yoruba land as well as all Yoruba Obas and other stakeholders.
“There is urgent need for us to address the security challenges in the country. As the Aareonakakanfo of Yoruba land, I am ready to offer myself to ensure that the Yoruba land remains peaceful.
“We cannot afford to mortgage our lives as politicians tried to let us believe.We will continue to protect our race against terrorists”.
Parakoyi Aareonakakanfo of Yoruba land,Prof Raheem Kolawole urged the members of the Ajo Obinrin Oodua Agbaye to continue the move to strengthen the bond between the various Yoruba groups, insisting that the group comprising women of great virtues.
“All of you have displayed rare virtue of mothers and I think you deserve the best regard.As women,it is your responsibility to create an environment that guarantees unity and peace and I can assure you that your meeting with the Yoruba generalissimo has been rewarding and fruitful.”