Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, has warned those fanning the ember of ethnic and religious violence in the South-West to desist from the act.
He insisted that the South-West would resist any attempt that could trigger a crisis and disturb the peace in the region.
Adams, in a statement by his Special Assistant on media, Mr. Kehinde Aderemi, condemned the murder of Miss Samuel Deborah, a 200-level Christian student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto over alleged blasphemy.
“We are in the midst of a full-blown crisis in Nigeria, and unless something urgent is done, this may lead to complete anarchy.
“There are reports of how some extremists have invaded the South-West. They are everywhere perfecting their insidious plans to set the South-West on fire, but I want to state it categorically that such an attempt could only trigger violence because we will resist any act that is capable of fueling both ethics or religious war in the South-West.
“These religious fanatics have their agenda. Their plan was to cause untold and monumental havoc in the South-West region. However, we are aware of their plans and we will resist them by all means.
“The incident leading to Deborah’s murder showed the callousness of the extremists. She was mobbed, assaulted, brutalized, lynched to death, and heartlessly set on fire.
“It was purely a complete breakdown of law and order. A radical departure from what obtains in the world in this 21st Century.
“I am appealing to the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, to bring the culprits to book. None of them and their sponsors should go scot-free.” – Gani Adams.