Gani Adams blows hot over detention of OPC members after Wakili’s arrest

Aare Gani Adams
Gani Adams, Aare Ona Kakanfo and leader of OPC

By Muhaimin Olowoporoku

Leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Gani Adams, has condemned the arrest of some of the vigilante group members who arrested a Fulani warlord, Iskilu Wakili.

The Yoruba leader in a statement by his Media assistant, Kehinde Aderemi, expressed worry over the security situation in the South West.

Adams decried the security situation in the southwest, saying it is becoming too worrisome and said the situation could have been worse if not for the efforts of the OPC.

The Aareonakakanfo also warned criminals against operating in the region disclosing that the OPC and other security formations will continue to ensure that the region is safe for residents.

He said the detentions of the OPC members is merely an admittance of failure on the part of police.

He said, “With the detention of the OPC members, it shows, that the police are ready to frustrate the efforts of the people. The police that are supposed to commend the joint security team for complementing their efforts went ahead to detain them unjustly, alleging arson and killing of an unknown person.”

The Yoruba leader stated that people are beginning to lose confidence in the ability of the police and that it would be disastrous for the police to lose the respect of the people.

Adams called for the release of the OPC members and said the police should be focused on ridding Igangan forest of bandits and kidnappers.


  1. Opc doesn’t need to hand over over murderers into the hands of Police. Whenever the murderer attacked NIGERIA citizen, no mercy for them. This marauders don’t believe in Police infact, the job Police can not do and you risk and endanger your life to do it. Instead of commendation, they locked you up in dungeon . what type of country is NIGERIA?.am always ashamed to call a Nigerian citizen in coutries i found myself

  2. The OPC has no option again than to start operating incognito.
    It’s obvious that the OPC has done everything humanly possible to co-operate with the police but it appears that the police has its own hidden agenda because the police has openly been supportive of the hideous actions of the killer fulani herdsmen.
    It has become necessary for the OPC to re-strategize in order to win the war against the killer herdsmen.
    Even Ekiti state that has been relatively more secure in the Southwest is now under attack, losing some farmers in the last two days. Some brazen kidnappings by fulani herdsmen also took place at Wasinmi in Ikire suburb just two days ago. Is that how the Southwest will develop its agricultural sector? With or without the support of the Nigeria police, it’s high time for the region to re-examine its security apparatus.

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