The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called on Nigerians to desist from any act that could lead to war in Nigeria.
Oba Ogunwusi also warned those beating the drum of war in the country to desist; adding that there is no gain in warfare.
The traditional ruler made the remarks while playing host to Mr Olasupo Ajani, the newly posted Assistant Inspector -General of Police in charge of Zone 11, Osogbo, in his palace on Monday, May 10, in Ile-Ife.
Oba Ogunwusi said rather than calling for war, Nigerians should join hands to build a better nation; where there would be an abundance of peace and job opportunities for the youths.
The Ooni also urged citizens to always give maximum respect to the security personnel; especially the police, and commended the AIG; for his commitment and loyalty to the progress and peace of the country.
Earlier, the AIG also commended the Ooni for his spirit of patriotism and love.
Ajani, who said he had once served in Ile-Ife, revealed that he was familiar with the terrains in the state.
He appealed to residents of the state to continue to support the police for a crime-free society.
Meanwhile, former Head of State, Retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Monday, May 10, in Minna denied having any link with bandits or terrorist groups in Niger State.
Social media was replete with allegations last week that the former Nigerian leader owned a helicopter; used in delivering arms and ammunition to bandits and terrorists in the state.
Some online media outfits also claimed last week that the impounded helicopter was also the one used; in supplying food to bandits and terrorists.
Abdulsalami Abubakar described the reports as “false and unfounded’’.
He disassociated himself from such a “heinous crime that is unbecoming of any patriotic citizen’’.
He stated that ordinarily, he would have ignored such `spurious reports’; but had to set the records straight.
“This kind of fake news has the potential of aggravating the already tense security situation in the country; and should not be condoned,’’ he stressed.