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The Yoruba Youth Assembly (YYA), a socio-cultural group, has appealed to the governors of the South-East geopolitical zone, urging them to come together genuinely and work towards curbing the escalating insecurity in the region.
Mr. Thomas Olarinde, the Worldwide President of the Yoruba Youth Assembly (YYA), released a statement in Lagos on Monday, relaying the group’s call to the governors of the South-East geopolitical zone.
Mr. Thomas Olarinde highlighted the significance of sincerity among the leaders in the South-East zone in tackling the issue of insecurity, which encompasses addressing the concerns related to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the general security situation prevailing in the region.
According to Olarinde, now is the time for South-East governors to step forward with transparency and openly voice their concerns about the ongoing insecurity in their respective states.
‘Their sincerity and unity is paramount if they want the oneness or the unity of the country.’
‘The South-East governors should be able to talk to their people before the issue gets escalated and turns to civil war in the country.’
‘We have witnessed civil war in the country once. It was a no loss, no gain for every region in the country. There is no way that a patriotic citizen of the country will pray for war in the country again,’ he proceeded.
In his address, Mr. Olarinde directed his plea to President Bola Tinubu, urging him to adopt bold and proactive approaches in tackling the activities of IPOB in the South-East. The ultimate goal is to ensure the safety and security of all Nigerians residing in the region.
‘We cannot continue like this,’ he said.
Acknowledging the valuable role of traditional institutions, Mr. Thomas Olarinde, appealed to President Bola Tinubu to empower these institutions, enabling them to actively contribute to the fight against insecurity in the country.
Extending his gratitude, Olarinde conveyed his appreciation to the Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi State for their diligent work in arresting those who had caused disruptions and posed a threat to the peace of the country.