The Chairman of the Oyo State Security Network, better known as Amotekun Corps, Col. Kunle Togun (retd.), has attributed the insecurity in Southwest to community leaders.
Togun while speaking to newsmen in Ibadan on Monday laid the blame for the spate of criminal activities at community leaders’ doors saying they accommodated criminal elements from other nations after being bought off.
His word, , “Before Amotekun was established, the problem of Yorubaland since the invasion of the land by these herdsmen has been our traditional chiefs and leaders in Yorubaland. They take money, cows and cars from these people and allow them to settle and wreak havoc in their domains.
“I have attended meetings of obas in Oke-Ogun and I told them to stop giving land to foreigners. These herdsmen are called Bororos in Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa areas. They are not Nigerians. What is happening should not be analysed in the area of religion; it is territorial expansion.
“Their leaders argue about the ECOWAS free movement law, but the one I am aware of is that anybody from the ECOWAS country can go into another ECOWAS country without a visa. You cannot stay there for more than 90 days at a stretch; some of these people have been occupying our land for years and they are not Nigerians.”