The Yoruba Global Alliance has condemned the recent invasion of Igangan town in the Oke Ogun area of Oyo State by men of the Nigeria Customs Services, during which a local Amotekun commander was killed.
The Director of Communications of the group, Taju Tijani, in a statement also urged the NCS to fish out the killers among its officers and men and bring them to justice.
The group rejected the account of the Customs Public Affairs Officer at the Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’, Theophilus Duniya, who claimed in a statement that it was smugglers, who attacked the community.
The statement read in part, “It has become lazily orthodox for agents of the state to give a specious defence of atrocities committed by armed and murderous members in their midst.
“Nigeria is turning into a militarised nation where indiscriminate killing of Nigerians is becoming an annus horribilis for General Buhari’s administration.
“We now live under a government of merciless and unrelenting atrocities. This nation is tired of the continuous language of the dispossessed and oppressed under a regime that is fast becoming totalitarian in its modus operandi.”
The group also commended the leader of the Ilana Omo Oodua, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye; Chief Sunday Adeyemo and 49 other Yoruba self-determination groups in their recent submission of documented atrocities committed against the Yoruba states of Ekiti, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ogun, Okun land in Kogi and Kwara.