Gani Adams raises alarm over relocation of bandits to Kogi, Kwara
The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams has raised an alarm over heightened insecurity in Kogi and Kwara, alleging that bandits and kidnappers terrorising over parts of Nigeria have relocated to the two states.
The Yoruba generalissimo stated this on Saturday at the 2021 edition of Oya Festival in Ira, Kwara State.
He lamented the increasing rate of kidnapping in the state, and urged Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazak without delay set up a local security outfit to assist federal security agencies in rooting out the menace.
Adams said, “Governor AbdulRasak needs to provide adequate security for the people of the state as well as the visitors. The report that some of the bad elements, including bandits and kidnappers, have relocated to Kwara and Kogi states is alarming; the Kwara state government needs to improve on the security situation in the state by using the Amotekun structure to combat the growing spate of insecurity in the state.
“The success recorded in securing the southwest through Amotekun is encouraging and the security initiative is yielding positive outcome.”
Meanwhile, Adams described Oya as one of the ancestors of Yoruba and a model for women.
He encouraged the state governor to develop the tourism potential of the state, noting that there are over 84 tourist sites in Kwara state.
“These are places of interest for tourists and the people of the state. In Kwara State, there is the popular Esie Museum, Asa Dam, Owu Waterfalls, Sobi Hill, Jebba and Okuta Ilorin among others.
“It is the responsibility of the Kwara state government to explore the tourism potentials of the state in the most amazing way. Tourism all over the world is a big business and Kwara state cannot be left out in the new business. That is why it is very important for the governor to explore the tourism potentials of the state,” Adams said.