Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has Friday revealed the various communities bandits are mining gold in Yoruba land.
Gani Adams who was interviewed by newsmen, noted that bandits have appropriated Owo, Oluse village in Ondo state, and other south west States and are mining their gold illegally.
Speaking expressly, ,he opined that Ondo government et al. cannot enter the forest. He authoritatively noted that the bandits are being provided with guns and food with helicopter.
His words: “As i’m lecture you, does one know that our precious gold is being mined illegally by some bandits in Owo, Oluse village?
“Helicopter will come from sky and drop gun and food items for them. The Ondo government cannot enter the forest.
“The Owo people cannot enter that forest. As i’m lecture you some illegal miners are mining our gold at Ilesha and Ile-Ife. does one know degenerated to crises of kidnapping in Ibarakpa?
“They were mining solid minerals at Igangan. That was one among the resources that gave Wakili extra money to be more powerful to shop for guns that led to kidnappings. They started from one place and eventual settled with kidnappings.
“There is that this community in Oyo, beside Ago-Are…they call it Ira-Woli community. they’re mining solid minerals there as i’m lecture you. In Ijere too, they’re mining our solid minerals as i’m lecture you.
“These are the resources that the generations unborn should use to survive to create a really good society that we’ll be pleased with .
“By the time you permit foreigners to return and take all of your resources away, what would you leverage on in another 30 years[b]. No Yoruba person can attend Zamfara and mine their gold.
“Apart from that, the difficulty of insecurity is very germane in Yoruba land. Not only Fulani herdsmen. i’m telling you authoritatively. we’ve a number of our Yoruba persons that are more criminally element in Yoruba land. we’ve to seem at external forces and internal forces to form sure we sanitize Yoruba land”, he said.