Saturday, 27 November 2021 22:13

Bandits, kidnappers ‘ve relocated to Kwara, Kogi — Gani Adams

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, on Saturday, raised the alarm that bandits and kidnappers have relocated to Kwara and Kogi States respectively, noting that the spate of insecurity in the two states is becoming disheartening and alarming.

Speaking at the 2021 edition of Oya Festival in Ira, Kwara State, Adams decried the increasing rate of kidnapping in the state, adding that reports at his disposal indicated that some criminal elements have relocated to the state.

“The success recorded in securing the southwest through Amotekun is encouraging and the security initiative is yielding positive outcome.”                                                                             

He said: “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.

Meanwhile, the Guest Lecturer, Mr Olaniyan Olusoji, in his speech, said there is a need for Yoruba to sustain the culture, tradition and heritage of the race, adding that the only way to sustain the tradition is to promote festivals and document the history of Yoruba people.

Olusoji said: “It is our responsibility to keep our language, rich culture, tradition and heritage from going extinct. By creating festivals like these, we can easily project the Yoruba tradition for the next generation.”


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