Pan Yoruba Socio-Political organization, Afenifere, and the Aare Onkakanfo of Youruba land, Ganiyu Adams have called for a thorough investigations on the true cause of the explosions that rocked the Ili Abo community in Akure, Ondo state
Afenifere in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, insisted thats many questions are begging for answers over the circumstances surrounding the explosion that rocked two communities in Akure, Ondo State.
Odumakin, said an inquiry must be launched into the matter to unravel the cause of the explosion as well those involved in the movement of explosives through the state.
According to the group regretted that previous inquiries into several explosions recorded within southwest states were yet to see the light of the day, hence the need to investigate the Ondo explosion.
The statement read, “Afenifere expresses our heartfelt sympathy with the government and people of Ondo State over the explosion which occurred on Akure-Owo road early this morning.
“All accounts so far indicate that the explosion emanated from a vehicle carrying explosives through the state”.
“Though the identities of the movers are not yet known, the police had claimed they were escorting the ordinances (bombs) when they noticed some challenge”.
”While we have nothing to contradict the stated accounts yet, we demand an inquiry into this disaster in accordance with the Ordinance and Firearm Acts, to determine the type of ordinances that exploded.”
“The inquiry should ascertain the following: The identities of those transporting the ordinances, the origin of the ordinances, who assigned the escorting policemen, under what circumstances and where was the destination of the Improvised Explosive Devices.
“While we wait for answers, we must express our displeasure over the rate of explosions in Yorubaland in recent times.”
Also, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Gani Adams, on Sunday, called on the federal government to investigate the recent explosions in the South-West.
Adams, in his reaction to Saturday’s blasts in Akure, Ondo State capital, said Yorubas believe the incidents were “bombs” not “ordinary blasts.”
He expressed sadness that the occurrences were recorded at a time when the authorities and Nigerians were battling the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Yoruba leader disclosed that information at his disposal suggests that those behind the “bomb blasts” were also targeting other states in the region.
“We are not convinced that all these are ordinary blasts, they were bombs. Governors and residents should be more vigilant, he said in a statement.
“It is necessary for the federal government to carry out a thorough investigation on these incidents which occurred within three weeks in Lagos, Ekiti and Ondo States.”