*By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
Prof. Sabit Olagoke has charged South West Governors on closure of borders.
9Janewshub.com.ng reports that the Founder and Spiritual Head of Shafaudeen in Islam Worldwide Prof . Sabit Ariyo Olagoke JP have called the attention of Governors in the South West region to the need to rise up to their task of securing the lives and properties of people and residents in the entire region.
The Islamic group said the call became imperative in view of the Sunday’s invasion of the St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State by suspected bandits, during which many unsuspecting worshippers were massacred.
Prof. Olagoke said the bandits were not religious nor society friendly but that they just hide under the umbrella of religion or political vendetta to perpetuate their deadly and Nefarious act hence, there is a need to mend our fences.
Prof . Olagoke in a statement he personally signed asked the Governors to tighten security of their domains through coordinated collaboration with neighbouring states while adding that the Local Security operators should be adequately empowered to face the challenges.
“A copy of the statement made available to 9Janewshub.com.ng stated that the situation whereby everybody is coming from everywhere unhindered into this region is worrisome while also blaming our porous borders as a major source of concerns that our Governors needs to urgently work on.
‘It is high time our Governors went after those who disguise as Okada riders, commercial motor operators but are gun carriers, peddlers. They are in our midst already, but with Governors’ resolve, they can be sent back to where they came from, to be able to have effective control of the security”, the statement stated.
The Islamic cleric also commiserated with the Ondo State government and the families of the Affected people of the state over the incident, praying to God to repose the souls of the unfortunate casualties and give families they left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.
“The evil these strangers do in our midst is becoming too much to bear. Our leaders should, therefore, rise up now to this challenge before they wipe everybody off,” the statement concluded.