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Protect Your Territories With Supernatural Powers – Ooni To S’West Monarchs


Protect Your Territories With Supernatural Powers – Ooni To S’West Monarchs



The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has urged traditional rulers in Yoruba land not to abandon the use of supernatural power in protecting themselves and territories against attacks by bandits.


This was disclosed yesterday during the maiden edition of Yoruba Security Summit held as a result of insecurity in the Southwest and killings of royal fathers in Ekiti and Kwara states.


The monarch warned traditional rulers not interested in supernatural power to vacate the throne.

“Any Oba who is disinterested in Yoruba culture and custom should abdicate his throne for anyone who is deeply versed and interested in Yoruba traditions,” he said.

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At the end of the summit, a communique was issued and signed by Ooni of Ife, alongside other monarchs, including Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade; Owa-Ajero of Ijero Ekiti, Oba Joseph Adewole; Akarigbo of Remo, Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi, among others.


The communique said: “Yoruba people should take full control of their forests, homelands and farmlands.


“Amotekun Corps should be strengthened in terms of motivation, finances, training and retraining of personnel and that those who are familiar with nooks and crannies of our forests should be recruited into the Amotekun Corps.


“The Yoruba, especially traditional rulers, should make recourse to their natural resources, including natural powers, to combat banditry and kidnapping; that Yoruba Obas should not jettison traditional values.

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“The entire Obas in Yorubaland should work in unison to ward off the evils of banditry and kidnappings, as each of the states can only succeed in chasing the marauders to another state.


“Southwest governors should organize Regional Security Summit at the earliest practicable time, including all stakeholders to chart the way forward and give teeth to all the concerns raised at this summit.


“The security summit calls for strong support for the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the larger interest of Yoruba race.

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“The security summit calls on Yoruba traditional rulers to return to the pristine Yoruba traditional, spiritual and cultural values.

“At all times, the traditional rulers should recognize that, in spite of whatever nature of religion they practice, they must recognize that the stool they preside over is traditional.


“The summit calls on local, state and federal governments to employ use of drones and other appropriate technology for the effective surveillance of Yoruba forests and roads.


“The summit agrees that the Yoruba security summit should be held on a quarterly basis so as to capture intervening and supervising variables in our polity.”



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