Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams has warned that bandits and kidnappers have relocated to Kwara and Kogi states respectively.
According to him, the spate of insecurity in the two states was becoming very disheartening and alarming.
Gani Adams raised this concern on Saturday, November 27; while speaking at the 2021 Edition of Oya festival in Ira, Kwara State saying that reports at his disposal indicated that some criminal elements had relocated to the state.
The Yoruba generalissimo, however, urged Governor Abdul Rahman Abdulrasaq to create a state security outfit; that can help combat the growing influx of bandits and also kidnappers; as there was the need to provide adequate security for the people of the state as well as the visitors.
“Governor Abdulrasaq 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; so the Kwara State Governor 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 South-West through Amotekun is encouraging; and the security initiative is yielding positive outcome,” Gani Adams said.
The traditional festival, Adams stated that Oya is one of the ancestors of Yoruba; and a model for women, pointing out that the governor needed to explore the tourism potentials of the state as there were over 84 tourist sites in Kwara State, including the popular Esie museum, Asa dam, Owu waterfalls, among others.
“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,” Gani Adams stated.