Yoruba Youth Say Attack On Ooni’s Palace Aimed At Creating Chaos In South West

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Oonirisa and his Olori at Olojo festival.

*demand probe from Buhari, stakeholders  to


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW), on Thursday described the Wednesday night gunmen attack on the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi as “handiwork of evil provocateur, hell bent to cause monumental chaos in Yoruba Land.”
YCYW in its statement E-signed:by Aare Oladotun Hassan, President, Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide made available to newsmen in Ibadan also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order through investigation into the attack on the palace of the Ooni of Ife..
The Apex umbrella body of Youths in Yorubaland in the statement emphasized watertight security beef up and non stop surveillance system at the Ooni’s palace, adding that  the attack on the Ooni’s palace on Wednesday night (May,20) by the gunman was “indeed the height of sacrilege, monumental  provocation and umpardonable  threats against the highest spiritual stool of authority in the entire Yoruba Land.”.
“We believe this is the handiwork of evil provocateur, hell bent to cause monumental chaos in Yoruba Land.Enough is Enough . We hereby call on President Muhammadu Buhari to order for a thorough investigation to be headed by the Inspector General of Police and ensure anyone found culpable is ruthlessly dealt with decisively and prosecuted accordingly”, it said.
YCYW added, “in the same vein, we call on all critical stakeholders particularly all governors, elders, women, youths, political and traditional leaders of the Southwest Zone to collectively call for an emergency security meeting over these heinous crime, pending which adequate watertight security beef up and non stop surveillance system is put in place at the Palace and all other palaces too”.

“We received this worrisome news with grave  shock and  disbelief, while saluting the courageous dexterity and uncommon professionalism displayed  by the security guards for overpowering the dreaded assailants, whose evil  mission is yet to be unraveled
“The leadership of the apex umbrella body of Youths in Yoruba Land: Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide unequivocally condemn in its entirety the gruesome attack on His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, The Ooni of Ife and Co-chair  National Council of Traditional Leaders in Nigeria  by a group of unknown Assailants on Wednesday 20th May, 2020 at the Ile Oodua, Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Enuwa, Ile-ife, Osun  State, indeed this is the height of Sacrilege, monumental  provocation and umpardonable  threats against the highest spiritual stool of authority in the entire Yoruba Land.”
YCYW however suggested  “an immediate construction of ile-ife city gate with bold entry gate with CCTV cameras and other monitoring features, while mounting of same mini gates at the other entry and exit points: Ede, Osu- Ilesha and Ondo routes”, saying, “we call for a maximum daily street to street patrol by well equipped team in and around Ile-ife and it’senvirons”
“The Palace guards should be drawn from trusted best of the best in each state regiments of Amotekun Security Network to collaborate and provide maximum security for Oonirisa forthwith. “.

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