Because the nation searches for a long-lasting resolution to the myriad of safety challenges going through it, traditionalists in Ogun State have expressed their readiness to place an finish to killings, kidnapping and banditry in Yorubaland.
Ogun State and different states in Nigeria are at present battling with herders, farmers clashes in addition to the incessant killing of harmless individuals by bandits carrying AK-47 rifles.
Safety brokers and authorities in any respect ranges appear to be overwhelmed as experiences of deaths, accidents, abduction and carnage hold hitting the media area without end.
This even resulted in some Nigerians began agitating for self-defence, asking the federal government to permit everybody to hold arms.
However, leaders of the traditionalists in Ogun State say they’ve what it takes to avoid wasting the state and Yorubaland from the safety quagmire.
The normal worshippers imagine the South West area obtained it fallacious when it positioned a lot desire on “Western religions”, ignoring the faith of the African society.
Talking in an interview in Abeokuta, the Olu Isese of Ogun State, Dr Ifarotimi Adifagbola, disclosed that there are numerous deities that may very well be referred to as upon to rise for the defence of the Yoruba race.
Adifagbola, who not too long ago bagged an honourary PhD Award on the African American College, Porto Novo, Republic of Benin, stated,
“Our non secular extremism has brought about us plenty of setbacks. We’ve jettisoned all we inherited from our forefathers due to Western religions. That’s the reason these herdsmen are killing us like mosquitoes. We’ve plenty of deities to name upon and they’ll all rise for our security each time we’re in hassle. However, we’ve got let go of all of them. Some folks say there is no such thing as a conflict, we’re in a conflict already. We solely must name on the gods of our ancestors and I do know they’re already standing up for us.”
In his phrases, the Oba Isegun of Obada, Chief Ololade Sunday, emphasised that no bandit would be capable to wreak havoc in your entire Yoruba land if traditionalists are allowed to make use of non secular powers in confronting them.
Sunday acknowledged that the killing of Yorubas may solely occur in communities the place the monarchs don’t have any regards for custom.
In such communities, the normal chief opined that the Obas have forgotten the gods and are not making sacrifices or atonement to appease them.
He defined that the favored activist, Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) couldn’t have launched into the mission to rescue the Yoruba race if he was not with the required non secular powers.
“Should you look critically at some cities the place the kings are traditionalists, killings and kidnapping won’t occur of their area. However in these locations the place there are killings, they not respect custom. Sunday Igboho didn’t imagine in something apart from God and the powers of our ancestors.
“We’ve some locations in Yorubaland the place many cows died mysteriously. No person killed them, however there was a sort of “non secular intervention” after due session. If all Pastors, Imams and Obas will permit this similar supernatural intervention all over the place, the bandits and killer herdsmen will flee our land voluntarily,” he submitted.
Nonetheless, Ololade added that there’s the necessity for presidency’s involvement earlier than traditionalists can carry out some rituals, saying that they don’t have the best to pronounce or declare curfew which won’t permit the harmless populace to be affected each time it’s time to lay ‘non secular ambush’ for these perpetrating evil in Yorubaland.