Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams said the spate of insecurity is a sign that Nigeria is “sleepwalking into collapse”.
In a statement by spokesman, Kehinde Aderemi, Adams decried the pain inflicted on the people “by the inaction and connivance of those in authority with terrorists”.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the drift, warning that breaches in recent months confirmed that “all is not well with the security architecture”.
“A dollar is now more than N700. This is an administration that met dollars at less than N200 in 2015.
“We now have a situation in which family members are being forced to raise N100million naira to pay as ransom.
“The money is delivered to these terrorists to buy more weapons and the government is merely watching.”
The Yoruba high chief said after abductions and killings, “the President summons Service Chiefs, statements are issued and that is the end of it”.
Adams noted that the situation has reached a peak with terrorists threatening to kidnap the President, governors, and lawmakers.”
He lamented the information that several reports from the Department of State Services (DSS) warned of the invasion of the Kuje prison.
The traditional leader said Nigeria is going down and “looks as if there is no government in the country”.
Observing that Abuja has seemingly “lost the battle to terrorists”, Adams warned the insurgents against committing atrocities in the Southwest.
“We will never allow them to destroy our land. We urge the governors to hold an emergency security meeting with stakeholders”, he advised.