Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere has condemned the brutal killing of Olajide Sowore, youthful brother of human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore.
Olajide was murdered in chilly blood by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Saturday on the Lagos-Benin Expressway, Okada space of Edo State.
Before his loss of life, he was a scholar of Igbinedion University, Okada, the place he was learning Pharmacy.
In a press release on Sunday, the Secretary General of the group, Sola Ebiseni attributed the loss of life of Olajide to the failure of the Nigerian authorities to sort out the menace of insecurity within the nation, significantly that which is fuelled by killer-herders.
He additionally condemned the refusal of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities to embrace lasting options postulated by women and men of goodwill.
Ebiseni famous that Funke Olakunri, daughter of the chief of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasonranti, was additionally killed by herders on the identical freeway as he said that their blood and that of a whole bunch of Nigerians killed in comparable methods lie on the neck of the federal government.
The assertion reads: “It is an understatement that we’re beneath siege and a truism that Nigeria has misplaced the important attributes of a State, which is the safety of life and property.
“The killing of Olajide Sowore alongside the Lagos-Benin Expressway, by herdsmen, is one too lots of our able-bodied kids being killed of their prime whereas these entrusted with our collective security feign helplessness and most pathetically have refused all entreaties on options by women and men of goodwill.
“We recall that it was on this freeway that herdsmen snuffed life out of Mrs. Funke Olakunri, lawyer, banker and in addition in her 50s, daughter of the Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasonranti.
“The individuals of Nigeria, the overwhelming majority of who’re farmers, had lengthy given up such financial actions because of the occupation of their land, destruction of their crops, harvests; raping of their daughters and moms and killings of the defenceless males. In the identical vein, neither roads, colleges, anyplace, houses nor anyplace is, in any method, secure.
“All recommendations and efforts by the individuals and governments of the states, significantly of southern Nigeria, which embody requests for State Police and ban of open grazing of animals, have been intentionally pissed off by the Buhari administration, which argues as a substitute in favour of the liberty of actions of animals and their herders throughout Nigeria, even from throughout Africa.
“For this cause, Sunday Igboho, for daring to talk out in opposition to the killings of his individuals, by this similar herdsmen, is being hunted and those that share his views killed lower than canine, by safety forces who work for killer herdsmen and in addition allow them to bear weapons extra subtle than these of the safety forces.
“The herdsmen undermine the structure with impunity by not obeying anti-grazing legal guidelines already made and openly declaring disobedience to these being made, figuring out that they’ve the assist of the Federal Government for such treasonable acts and virtuperations.
“The blood of Olajide sadly additional provides to these of the a whole bunch of 1000’s of Nigerians, killed by the pampered herdsmen.
“Their blood is on the neck and fingers of this authorities, crying for justice, additional soaking the nation’s flag which drips ceaselessly nonetheless with the blood of Nigerians killed by herdsmen and their ethnic militias and people armless youths, who have been hacked down by safety forces for agitating for police reforms.”