Agbekoya Seeks Arms Approval to Stem Rising Insecurity

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The Agbekoya Society of Nigeria, a Yoruba farmers and hunters association, has made case for its members to bear arms to enable them fight insurity in the southwest

It called on the federal government to make provisions for arms and technologies for its members so as to tackle external invasion of headsmen, kidnappers and bandits

The Secretary geineral of Agbekoya worldwide, Dr Adegbenro Ogunlana, made this known in a statement, urging the federal government to extend the gesture to the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) to help tackle security challenges in the South-West.

Mr Ogunlana said this would also enable members of both groups to be ready to curtail the activities of kidnappers and stem the trend of the killing of traditional rulers and citizens.

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