On Wednesday night, Afenifere, a sociopolitical organisation for all Yoruba people, denounced the most recent shooting in Owo, Ondo State.
Unknown numbers of residents of Owo were killed in a gunman attack on Wednesday night.
The most recent attack happened around eight weeks after thugs at St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo slaughtered about 40 people.
The Afenifere attacked President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement released by its National Publicity Secretary, Jare Ajayi, alleging that he was not earnest in the fight against insecurity.
The group bemoaned the government’s continual assurances to Nigerians that all was well with the nation despite the country’s increasing insecurity, the devaluation of the naira, and the high prevalence of poverty.
Afenifere also lambasted the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, for allegedly preventing senators from initiating an impeachment proceeding against the president on Wednesday.
The statement read: “The Minister of Information, Lai Muhammed, described the threat by terrorists to kidnap President Buhari and Governor Nasir El-Rufai as laughable while his counterpart in the Ministry of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, said that Nigerian economy was doing very well, far better than under the previous administrations.
“With all that has happened and several others, those in the corridors of power are dubbing those calling for effective action as wailers.
“Some of them, like the Senate President and presidential spokespersons, seem to be of the view that if the matter is not talked about, it will fade away. But a thing of this type does not fade away in that manner.
“Rather, it would fester until it consumes virtually everybody including those who ought to act at the appropriate time but failed woefully to do so.
“In any case, we in Afenifere, do not take the threats by the kidnappers, bandits and terrorists lightly. What with another deadly attack that happened in Owo, Ondo State, on Wednesday, July 27th, barely seven weeks after the gruesome attack on St Francis Catholic Church in the same town.
“We in Afenifere, in strong terms, condemn this new attack as we did the previous time. It is seen as a provocation that can no longer be accepted.”
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