The Worldwide Alliance for Justice and Peace (IAJP) has counseled the boys of Oodua Individuals’s Congress (OPC) for the distinctive efforts made in capturing the chief of the infamous gang identified for terrorizing the individuals of Ibarapa space, Oyo state.
Recall that males of OPC on Sunday arrested one Isikia Wakili, a infamous chief of a violent gang that has constantly unleashed terror on the individuals of Ibarapa for a lot of months.
DAILY POST reviews that Wakilk was handed over to the police authorities after his arrest.
Two individuals have been additionally reportedly killed through the operation to arrest Wakili who had been on the needed checklist for alleged kidnapping offenses.
Reacting, IAJP in an announcement launched counseled the OPC for carrying the operation with none bloodshed to the alleged gang chief and members, even within the face of utmost provocation.
In accordance with IAJP, “the OPC has not solely impressed hope among the many lengthy struggling residents of the beleaguered group, it has additionally laid down a excessive customary for cooperation between residents and police and safety forces within the gather effort to deal with the menace of gang violence terrorism throughout Yoruba land.”
IAJP additionally condemned strongly the arrest of 4 members of the OPC workforce that effected the apprehension of the lethal Wakilu and his males including that it’s outrageous act on the sensibilities of all women and men of excellent will.
“Tragically nevertheless, we’re horrified to listen to reviews that males of the Nigerian police have arrested 4 members of the heroic OPC workforce that commendably and impeccably effected the apprehension of the lethal Wakilu and his males!
“This alleged act is an outrageous act on the sensibilities of all women and men of excellent will, not solely throughout Yorubaland however anyplace on the planet!
“It’s a longtime and acceptable precept of regulation that residents have the suitable to, and are the truth is inspired to apprehend particular person or people who’ve dedicated or are within the technique of committing indictable or felonious acts, the likes of these Wakilu and his males have been accused.
“Citizen arrest, particularly when carried out with utmost regards to the requirement of the regulation as exemplified by the boys of the OPC on this current matter, will not be solely commendable, it’s also a charitable group act that must be inspired.
“We name on the police excessive command to research this reported incident, because it undermines the working synergy that ought to exist between the police and neighbourhoods’ safety stakeholders.
“It additionally validates the notion that the Buhari-led Nigerian safety forces are outdoing themselves to substantiate lengthy held suspicions that it’s complicit within the marketing campaign of terror at present ravaging Yoruba land.
“ If not convincingly rebutted, it could primarily additional set a harmful message that restraint and cooperation with safety businesses will not be a viable possibility for regulation abiding residents who solely need to dwell their lives in peace.
“It’s now crucial and pressing for the safety forces to appropriate this impression taking maintain among the many populace earlier than peoples’ minds are closed up on the rising picture of safety businesses as champions of terror.
“The minimal motion required to deal with this detrimental impression is not only to both convincingly rebut the accusation, or mete out the suitable punitive actions on the officers chargeable for this breach of the principles of official engagement, however to right away expedite motion on the prosecution of Wakili and his gangs!
“Lastly, we strongly imagine that this well-coordinated engagement that had culminated on this cold arrest brings to the fore the necessity to additional legitimise native safety initiatives of communities,” the assertion mentioned.