Soji Ajibola, Ibadan
Yoruba Council of Elders has decried the killing of the Olufon of Ifon in Ondo State, Oba Israel Adeusi, as “terribly tragic.”
Secretary General of YCE, Dr. Kunle Olajide, said the governors of the region should be held responsible for the security lapses in the South West.
He said, “Our state governors are not doing enough. It is very sad. They are chief security officers. It is high time they stopped passing the buck to the Federal Government. The herdsmen’s invasion and harassment have been on now for years.
“To me, that is sufficient enough for our state governors to protect our territory. We all rejoiced last year when Amotekun was launched but it is taking us a long time to see the effectiveness of the outfit.
“It is terrible that herdsmen are invading the land of the people. It is a terrible tragedy that a whole monarch was shot and killed by herdsmen.
“I think we must hold our governors responsible now. In fact, what is more annoying is that our state governors would spend a huge sum of money equipping the federal police, buying vehicles and other things for them.
“This is the money that ought to be used to equip young people who are unemployed. They can be trained to protect the borders and give information to the police”.