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Ibarapa Youths Storm Makinde’s Office, Protest Against Insecurity
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Ibarapa Youths Storm Makinde’s Office, Protest Against Insecurity

Youths from various parts of Oyo State have stormed the State Secretariat at Agodi to register their displeasure against the incessant killings by criminal herdsmen in Ibarapaland, Oke-Ogun and other parts of the state. The youths are also protesting the arrest and the remand of three members of the Oodua Peoples Congress in prison on the order of the court. The three members were part of the vigilante groups that captured the dreaded Fulani herder in Ibarapaland, Iskilu Wakili. They were layer charged with murder and arson and were remanded in prison. The protesters, who are mainly from Ibarapaland stormed the Secretariat where the Governor’s Office is located at around 10:40am to register their displeasure about security issue in the area. Armed with placards with various...
Fulanis Not Our Problem, But Yoruba Traitors – Gani Adams
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Fulanis Not Our Problem, But Yoruba Traitors – Gani Adams

Gani Adams, Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, says Fulanis are not a “problem” when it concerns insecurity in the south-west. Adams stated this at a held in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, on Wednesday. At the congress, which focused on insecurity in the south-west, the leader of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) also expressed his displeasure over the arraignment of OPC members who arrested Iskilu Wakili, a Fulani leader in Ibarapa. Wakili was arrested on March 7, after a gun battle involving OPC members and other security operatives. Ibarapa residents had accused Wakili of being involved with kidnappers and armed herders, who attack farmers and destroy their crops. The police charged him to court alongside his sons — Abu, Samaila and Aliyu Manu– on six counts bordering on...
Iskilu Wakili: Detained OPC Operatives Released
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Iskilu Wakili: Detained OPC Operatives Released

Operatives of the Oodua Peoples Congress detained by the Oyo State Police Command for arresting notorious Fulani warlord, Iskilu Wakili, have been released on bail. It was gathered that the police released the three detained OPC operatives on health grounds for them to seek medical attention. OPC Coordinator in Oyo State, Rotimi Olumo, disclosed this in a telephone interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday. Olumo said, “The three men were released on bail today from the State Criminal Investigation Department in Iyaganku, Ibadan. “The police released them on health condition; the three men are seriously ill and need urgent medical attention. “The police said the three of them should report regularly at the state CID for the ongoing investigation.” Olumo had also said the me...
Our Men Not Transferred To Abuja, Still In Police Custody – OPC
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Our Men Not Transferred To Abuja, Still In Police Custody – OPC

The Oodua Peoples Congress says three of its operatives detained by the Oyo State Police Command are still in the state and not moved to Abuja as reported in some section of the media on Tuesday. OPC Coordinator in Oyo State, Rotimi Olumo, stated this in a telephone interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday. He said, “Our men are still in police custody here at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Iyaganku, Ibadan. I saw them this afternoon after a meeting with the police. They have not been moved anywhere and we are working on their release.” The PUNCH had earlier reported that the OPC, on Sunday, arrested notorious Fulani warlord, Iskilu Wakili, accused of terrorising villages in the Ibarapa area of the state. The OPC later handed over Wakili to the Oyo State Police C...
I Am Not A Criminal – Iskilu Wakili Breaks Silence
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I Am Not A Criminal – Iskilu Wakili Breaks Silence

The Fulani leader, Iskilu Wakili, who was arrested by members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in Kajola, Ibarapa area of Oyo state on Sunday, has denied being involved in criminality. Speaking at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Wakili challenged his accusers to come out in the open with their claims. He said he has never been involved in crime since he has been staying in Oyo for over 20 years. Wakili said he was at home on Sunday when he heard women among his household shouting that some armed men were approaching his house. “Two days after my return from hospital (in Cotonou, Republic of Benin), I was lying down because I was ill and suddenly some women came and started shouting that armed OPC men had come looking for me. “I asked the...
I Fainted Three Times after I was Arrested – Suspected Kidnap Kingpin, Iskilu Wakili
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I Fainted Three Times after I was Arrested – Suspected Kidnap Kingpin, Iskilu Wakili

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Iskilu Wakili has said that he fainted about three times while being taken to the police station after his arrest on Sunday March 7. Wakili who has been accused of being behind killings, kidnapping and other criminal activities in Ibarapa, Oke Ogun, Oyo State, was arrested by a joint team of Ibarapa security operatives, including Oodua Peoples Congress, Vigilante, and other groups. Recounting his experience at the State Criminal Investigation Department at Iyaganku, Ibadan, Wakili said he was alerted by the women in his compound of the presence of those who arrested him. He said; “I told them to run for their lives, but I stayed back, lying down because I was sick and unable to run. “I fainted several times before we got there. From the police sta...
We Monitored Wakili’s Activities For Months Before His Arrest – Gani Adams
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We Monitored Wakili’s Activities For Months Before His Arrest – Gani Adams

Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland on Monday refuted the claim that members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) arrested an elderly man called Iskilu Wakili in a Fulani settlement at Kajola, in Ibarapa area of Oyo State. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Aare Adams described Wakili as a criminal who masterminded and coordinated several kidnap operations in the area before his arrest. He said Wakili only pretended as if he was blind after his arrest to arouse sympathy despite all the atrocious acts he and his gangs have committed for years. According to him, after his arrest, Wakili who was in Ogun state two weeks ago to purchase animal feeds for his cows walked by himself without support from anyone from his house to the vehicle where he was kept f...
Four Men Killed In Ibarapa After Arrest Of Fulani Warlord, Wakili — Gani Adams
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Four Men Killed In Ibarapa After Arrest Of Fulani Warlord, Wakili — Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has raised the alarm over the killing of four men at Idiyan village, Igangan, Oyo State by men believed to be Abdullah Iskilu Wakili's men. The four men were hacked to death around 2 am on Monday at the village. Two of the men killed were said to be members of the community police in the area. Adams, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, said the four men were killed in the most gruesome manner, adding that the audio and pictorial evidence at his disposal indicated that the killers had been terrorising the village and its environs. They have also collected over 800 million naira as ransom from their captives. He said, "Wakili's men have displaced more than a million residents in the over 10 vill...
Insecurity: Makinde Vows To Deal With Anyone Found Wanting
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Insecurity: Makinde Vows To Deal With Anyone Found Wanting

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has waded into the crisis created by the arrest of the hardened Fulani herdsman, Iskilu Wakili by members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in Ibarapa North Local Government area of the state. Makinde who spoke on Monday while performing a symbolic presentation of notebooks to secondary school students across the state, said anyone found wanting of breaking the law, irrespective of the ethnic background or religion would be dealt with in accordance with the law of the land. He assured that his administration is doing everything within its powers to ensure there was no miscarriage of justice. The event which held at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s office, Agodi Ibadan was attended by top government functionaries and select school stude...
Iskilu Wakili Not Blind, Only Acting Drama To Get Sympathy – Gani Adams
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Iskilu Wakili Not Blind, Only Acting Drama To Get Sympathy – Gani Adams

Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland on Monday refuted the claim that members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) arrested an elderly man called Iskilu Wakili in a Fulani settlement at Kajola, in Ibarapa area of Oyo State. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Aare Adams described Wakili as a criminal who masterminded and coordinated several kidnap operations in the area before his arrest. He said Wakili only pretended as if he was blind after his arrest to arouse sympathy despite all the atrocious acts he and his gangs have committed for years. According to him, after his arrest, Wakili who was in Ogun state two weeks ago to purchase animal feeds for his cows walked by himself without support from anyone from his house to the vehicle where he was kept...
Police Detain 3 OPC Operatives For Arresting Iskilu Wakili – OPC Leader, Adedeji Oluwole
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Police Detain 3 OPC Operatives For Arresting Iskilu Wakili – OPC Leader, Adedeji Oluwole

The Oodua Peoples Congress, on Sunday, said the men of Nigeria Police Force in the Oyo State detained three OPC operatives for arresting notorious Fulani warlord Iskilu Wakili, who has been accused of sundry crimes in the Ayete area of Ibarapaland in the state. The PUNCH had reported that farmers and residents of Ayete lived in perpetual fear of Wakili who was accused of displacing them from their farms. It was gathered that Wakili, who is said to be the leader of the herdsmen in Ayete worked with dozens of herders who are his disciples. Together with his battalion, they allegedly seized hectares of farmlands at Ayete, raped the women in the rustic town, and kidnapped their rich men for ransom. Speaking in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH on Sunday, Adedeji Oluwole, the O...
OPC Captures, Arrests Iskilu Wakili And His Fulani Squad
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OPC Captures, Arrests Iskilu Wakili And His Fulani Squad

The notorious herdsman terrorising communities in Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun areas of Oyo State, Iskilu Wakili, has been arrested. The Nation learnt he was arrested on Sunday morning in Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government. Wakili had been alleged to have masterminded the killings and abductions in the communities. He was arrested by men of the Odua Peoples Congres s(OPC). Kehinde Aderemi, Special Assistant on Media to Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams Adams, confirmed his arrest. The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere commended OPC for the development. Its National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, in a statement on Sunday, said: “Afenifere gives tremendous commendation to OPC under Iba Gani Adams for the arrest of iskilu Wakili...
6 Reasons Ibarapa Residents Want Iskilu Wakili Evicted
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6 Reasons Ibarapa Residents Want Iskilu Wakili Evicted

Six reasons Ibarapa residents want notorious Fulani chieftain, Iskilu Wakili, evicted Iskilu Wakili is a notorious Fulani warlord in Ayete, a town in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State. Farmers and residents in the area thought the eviction of the Seriki Fulani, Abdulkadri Saliu, from Igangan also in Ibarapaland, was the end to Fulani herdsmen oppression but Wakili only waxed stronger as he mounted no cross-zone on farms with the eviction of Saliu in a bid to send warnings to the people of the town that he cannot be evicted. Here are six reasons Ayete people want Wakili barred; 1- Wakili has been accused of displacing farmers from their farms by forcefully invading their farms with cattle. 2- He has been accused of rape, kidnapping and other crimes in Ayete, Ibarapaland. 3- ...

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