The ongoing rampage by armed bandits and Boko Haram insurgents, especially against police stations and military bases across the country, has overwhelmed the Buhari administration, Afenifere said on Wednesday.
The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group cited how Boko Haram terrorists set up camps in villages in Kuje, Abuja, and took over about 500 communities in Niger.
Peoples Gazette had previously reported how Boko Haram took over parts of Niger and imposed VAT and income tax on residents of communities in Shiroro.
The group in a statement by its spokesperson, Jare Ajayi, recalled that Nasarawa Governor Abdullah Sule once said Boko Haram had taken over parts of his state.
“He even went further to remind the federal government and security agencies that Nasarawa is very close to Aso Rock, the country’s seat of power,” the group said.
Afenifere said aside from Boko Haram setting up camps in Niger and Nasarawa, bandits had overran large cache of lands in Zamfara, Borno, Kaduna, Benue and Yobe.
“Zamfara, Borno, Kaduna, Benue, Yobe have cache of lands where bandits have established themselves from which they unleash terror on the people and government interests.
“In the South West, Ibadan to Ijebu-Ode highway, parts of Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun and Osun States posted cases of armed attacks and abductions almost on a daily basis. The same way it is happening in Edo State among others,” the group said.
According to the group, the frequent killings by unknown gunmen, and the effectiveness of the ‘stay-at-home’ order by IPOB, had consigned the Buhari regime to “feebleness”.
Afenifere said Mr Buhari was “very much aware of the challenges” but lacked the political “will and determination to confront the challenges headlong.”
According to the statement, the Buhari regime’s failure to act decisively on insecurity, “has imperiled the social and economic activities in various parts of the country.”
Afenifere said the incessant incidents of insecurity across the country were portrayals of the Buhari regime’s failure in its primary responsibility of protecting Nigerians.
The group said urgent steps were required to stop terrorists and bandits from gaining ground, and “prevent the country from going into smithereens.”
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Ex-BBNaija Star, Uriel Oputa, Shoots Her Shot At Pere, Discloses Plans For Him
Nigerian Reality TV star cum chef, Uriel Oputa, better known as Uriel Music star, has taken to social media to declare her interest in Former Big Brother Naija Housemate, Pere Egbi.
It seems the BBNaija See Gobe star has finally moved on from Anthony Joshua after losing him to DJ cuppy, unto Pere and she clearly isn’t letting anything stop her this time.
Uriel in a hilarious post on her official Instagram page today, Tuesday, 26th October, diclosed that Pere has caught her attention.
She then implored her followers to ask him how he likes his eggs prepared because she is a good cook.
In her words;
“Pere dey enter my eyes ooo.
Let me shut up.
Someone should ask him how he likes his eggs o, because I be magician inside kitchen.
Meanwhile, Uriel has called on people not to judge her by the kinds of dresses she wears, saying what she wears doesn’t define her or her personality.
She says, “If I post a bikini picture or even a video wearing shorts or so, don’t say Uriel is no longer a good girl. I’m a bloody woman.
“Even people who wear long skirts can be the most evil. If you judge people by their outward appearances then you are not exposed. I have learnt to live by my own experience, not by the expectations of others.”
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Crisis: Nigeria Will Find Solution When Buhari Leaves Office, Says Afenifere
The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Tuesday, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s exit from power in 2023 would signal an end to the crisis in Nigeria.
The group also said Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) can’t solve the myriad of challenges facing the country.
The Acting leader of the group, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, said this while interacting with newsmen after the group’s monthly meeting held in his Sanya-Ogbo residence, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
He said Afenifere had lost hope on Buhari solving the problems in the country.
The Octogenarian accused the President of having a vested interest in the activities of bandits whom he said, should have been declared terrorists .
Adebanjo insisted that the group might not be part of the coming election if the country is not restructured before 2023 election.
The Yoruba leader suggested a national government as part of the measures to solve the problems of the country .
He said, “The solution to the problem is for the man (Buhari) to leave the place.
“The APC has no solution to our problem. What we are talking about is to form a national government to implement restructuring. All areas of conflicts are embedded in restructuring the country.”
On the need for Buhari to declare bandits as terrorists , Adebanjo said, “We have told him long time ago. National Assembly and Commodore (Kunle) Olawunmi have also said it that he should declare bandits as terrorists.”
Meanwhile, Afenifere has described the visit led by its acting leader of the group to former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu, as “purely a humanitarian visit”.
The National Publicity Secretary of the group, Jare Ajayi, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen shortly after the meeting.
A delegation of the group had last Tuesday, visited Tinubu at his Ikoyi residence following his return from medical trip in the United Kingdom.
Ajayi said:” The visit of our leaders to former Governor Bola Tinubu is purely on humanitarian ground. He is a Yoruba son. We do not forsake ourselves.
“Afenifere members are Omoluabis and humanists. What the leaders have done is the hallmark of thoroughbred Yoruba men and women.
“We may disagree on principles but we are not political enemies. Even if there is a disagreement on issues, it does not mean that we should not relate.”
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Explosion Rocks Oyo Prison Days After Attack By Gunmen
There has been a reported bomb explosion on Tuesday at the Abolongo Correctional Facility located in Oyo town, Oyo State.
This is the same facility that inmates escaped from after it was attacked by gunmen.
The Tuesday explosion was said to have caused panic among residents of the area occurred outside the prison facility.
However, no casualties have been recorded. Security operatives have visited the scene to assess the extent of the damage.
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