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OPC issues final warning to herdsmen, kidnappers in Yoruba land
The O’dua Peoples Congress, OPC, has warned kidnappers and herdsmen engaged in criminal activities in parts of the South-West to stop or incur their wrath.
OPC gave the warning in a statement issued in Lagos at the weekend by its President, Aare Prince Osibote.
He warned kidnappers and herdsmen to stop their criminal activities in the South-West or they will be forced to vacate.
OPC urged South-West residents not to panic, adding that it was ready to flush out the kidnappers, and herdsmen abducting innocent Nigerians from their hide-outs.
Osibote said, “Enough is enough.
“Yoruba are peace-loving and hospitable. We welcome everybody with open arms, but the OPC will not allow any individual or group to make the South-West unsafe or turn the region into a den of criminals.
“Time is up for these criminals abducting people. This is the final warning to them, they should stop now, or relocate elsewhere outside the South-West. If they fail to do so, they will soon meet their Waterloo.
“We are watching the unfolding ugly developments with keen interests.
“Yoruba and other residents in the South-West should not panic. We are, however, calling on the Federal Government to quickly address this insecurity problem before it further degenerates.
“OPC leaders will not watch helplessly or fold their hands while some criminals are making life difficult for our people, and are behaving as if they are above the law,” he declared.
He maintained that OPC as an organization was committed to unity, peace and harmony among Nigerians, but decried a situation where some criminals have constituted themselves into menace against innocent citizens.