Chief Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, has urged the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations to assist promptly in Nigeria’s escalating insecurity.
“No portion of Nigeria is secure again,” he declared.
Adams revealed this in a letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, with copies sent to the European Union (EU), African Union (AU), US State Departments, Council on Foreign Relations, International Association for Religious Freedom in the UK, and other international organizations.
In the letter entitled, “Avoiding a replica of the Bosnian War in Nigeria,” the traditional ruler warned that the present insecurity, if not tamed, could consume Nigeria.
NEWS DIRECT recently reported that at least 40 people, including children and women, were killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, earlier this month.
Also, about 80 others picked varying degrees of injuries during the fatal attack.
The letter partly read, “Pitiably, terrorists moving from northern Nigeria to the South are being embraced, encouraged and empowered by powers that be in Nigeria.
“I am raising this alarm now because the effect of this dangerous trend may ultimately balkanise Nigeria and affect sub-Saharan Africa.
“Similar alarm was raised in defunct Yugoslavia and sadly, nobody put in check the pogromists whose actions led to the massacre in that geographical location.”