The National body of Federation of Ekiti State Students Union, (FESSU) has stated its readiness to join the Aare Onakakanfo and the governors in the Southwest geopolitical zone to end the spate of killing and kidnapping of innocent citizens .
“The time for our governors to stand up on our behalf is now, they can
count on our support, the students, anytime we are called upon in
their bid to drive out these criminals from our land.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by FESSU’s National Senate President, Comrade Kolade Ifeoluwa, in Ado-Ekiti .
“Our governors must realise that they shall be held responsible,
individually and collectively, should they fail to prioritise and
support one another in securing their people. The time to act is now.
It stated that government should without further delay does what it is
expected on the issue of insecurity in the country.
”The safety of citizens of this country should be placed above any
other issues,” the statement reads.
The FESSU national body was reacting to the gruesome killing of Mrs
Funke Olakunrin, the 58-year-old daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, a leader of Afenifere, a Pan-Yoruba group, on Friday.
The body described the murder of Olakunrin by yet-to-be identified
gunmen as one too many, saying the incident reflected the seriousness
of the insecurity in the country, especially in the Southwest, asking
the governors and the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Gani Adams to
stand up for the region before it gets uncontrollable.
“We are being made to see the situation and having the impression that
the government was incompetent and saying with a bleeding heart that
the problem is unacceptable to us and Nigerian students generally.
“We are calling on government at all levels to wake up and urgently
take action to protect lives and properties in the country.
The national body of FESSU called on the Southwest leaders,
particularly the governors to rise to the challenges of increasing
insecurity in the region.“
“We share in this loss and condole with the bereaved family.
“The Southwest governors must act now because it is very clear that
the federal government is telling us to take our future and security
in our hands.
“The stories of a series of security challenges from Yoruba land should
be stopped by whatever means possible, where is our own Aare Ona
Kakanfo, Gani Adams, the time to act has come and it is NOW.
“It is only by doing this that Mrs. Olakunrin and all those murdered
before her, especially Yoruba leaders like Chief Bola Ige, Pa Alfred
Rilwan, Kudirat Abiola, among several others, would not have died in
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