The Oodua Youth Coalition has appealed to governors in the South West region, to wake up and arrest the growing cases of bank robberies in region.
In a statement in Akure, the Ondo state capital., the National President of the Coalition, Oluyi Akintade Tayo and its National Publicity Secretary, Oluwagbenga Ajongbolo said, “It is important the necessary attention is given to the situation by the governors before it becomes the new normal”.
Recall that three commercial banks bullion van have been attacked alone in Ondo state in less than one month.
Also, four policemen and two civilians have been killed by bandits who attacked banks bullion van and banks in the state.
The coalition called on the Southwest Governors to wake up to the reality of growing cases of robberies in the region and collaborate with necessary stakeholders to arrest the situation.
”Bank robberies, which claimed the lives of innocent citizens, have been recorded more than once lately in Ondo, Oyo and Ogun States.
”It’s important to note that any leader who fails in the security of lives and properties of the people he represents has failed in all ramifications.
On national insecurity, the Coalition said, ”lt is with the utmost sense of proactiveness and great concern to the sustainability of our preserved peace as a Nation, that the Oodua Youth Coalition calls on the President of Nigeria, Gen. Muhammad Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, provide the Nigerian Military with the necessary institutional and moral support to arrest the heightened insecurity challenges confronting the country.
“This call becomes important as a result of the unknown gunmen invasion of the Nigeria Defense Academy (NDA), Kaduna and the brutal killings happening in Jos and different parts of the country.
”The ugly situations which send a negative signal to the Nigerian populace and international community, that Nigeria is losing the fight against insecurity, shouldn’t go unaddressed swiftly.
”The huge amount of money voted for security yearly is unjustified with the current security situations across the country.
The statement added, ”We call on the President, as the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces to, as a matter of urgency, order a background check on infiltrators, identify betrayal amongst the Force, unite and support the patriots in the Nigeria Armed Forces as he declares war on bandits steering the calm water of the country”.