Ogoni Youths Hail Ultimatum To Cultists
The president of Ogoni Youth Federation (OFY), worldwide, Comrade Yamaabana Legborsi has described the recent Ogoni leaders meeting held at Sakpenwa in Tai local government area as long over-due.
Comrade Legborsi who made the assertion in a chart with The Vortex correspondent in Port Harcourt said it took the leaders of Ogoni so long to summon the meeting when scores of prominent sons and daughters have lost their lives through gang wars, cultism, kidnapping and other social vices.
According to him, the leaders should always rise up to condemn and challenge any act that threatens the corporate existence of the Ogoni people; and lauded the outcome of the meeting as issues of security in Ogoni land were purely discussed.
He opined that the 14-days ultimatum given to cultists and other criminals to surrender their arms and instruments of violence is a welcome development as well as subjecting them to traditional oath taking was aimed at checkmating them from any act of indiscipline and social vices, adding that it is an old method of curtailing such excesses and it helps.
The youth president noted that with the development, criminals would be exposed and who ever refused would be handed over to the security agencies or appropriate actions or sanctions would be taken against them.
“As Ogoni Youth Federation, we feel the injunction will go a long way in restoring peace, order and dignity in Ogoni land because that was the traditional way of checkmating acts of indiscipline and lawlessness”, Legborsi posited.
It would be recalled that in a nine point communiqué issued at the end of the meeting on April 22, 2019, the leaders expressed sadness over the deteriorating security situation in Ogoni land, condemn the spate of killings, cases of cult wars and other criminal activities.
It warned all those involved to have a change of heart forthwith, surrender their arms and subject themselves to traditional oaths in their respective communities within 14-days, as failure to abide by the decision would be declared an enemy of the people and treated as such, while warning leaders not to harbor such criminals or face deposed and regarded as an accomplish.
The communiqué also has it that modalities would be worked out to set up a special Task Force to track down and deal with any person that further engaged in such nefarious activities and urged all to be vigilant and join the new spirit of unity of purpose.