Tuesday April 13, 2021 5:33 AM

NANS warns Yoruba elders to stop politicising security challenges

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ogun State chapter has urged Yoruba leaders to stop calling for a divided Nigeria.

The statement was issued by Ogun NANS Chairman, Damilola Simeon, said at a press conference held at the NUJ Secretariat, Okelewo, Abeokuta, Thursday.

The students body said that Yoruba leaders are  to prioritize the unity of Nigeria above their personal, politiical or selfish interest.

“We call on Yoruba leaders that are also subscribing or pushing for a divided nation to please prioritize the unity of this nation above whatever personal or selfish interest they have,” Simeon said.

It also cautioned  all South West activists to be watch their utterances in responding to the security challenges facing the nation.

The student body however condemned the constant attacks attacks on the indigenes of the state, esby killer herdsmen in Yewa, saying that the country’s porous borders caused the incidents.

The body called on the Federal Government to createFederal Joint Border Patrol Team to  reinforce the security structures of all border communities in Nigeria.

The student association said that “Nigerians seeking refuge outside the nation to please jettison the idea and call on those that have fled based on the security situation to return home and join hands with the provided security from government and take possession of their property.”

“The leadership of NANS implore few of the youths from Yewa extraction of Ogun State, floating different emergency youth bodies/organizations that were unknown before the occurrence of this farmers/ herders crisis in the axis to please disengage themselves from not being progressive in their agitations and should desist from being a tool in the hands of some desperate politicians.

“We commend Governor Dapo Abiodun for his swift response and untiring efforts in bringing normalcy to the security situation,” he submitted.

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