The apex youth body in the South West Geo-political Zone of Nigeria and in Diaspora, Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwid(YCYW) has concerned over the recent actions that culminated into the eventual sacking and foreseeable court Marshal of a distinct and brave Yoruba General and theater Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun G. Adeniyi over what they perceived as premeditated crucifixion for the atonement of unpatriotic desecration and tainted act of complicity by the Nigerian Army highest echelon in the handling of intelligence and weaponry supply to the troops.
The group, led by the President, Aare Oladuntan Hassan opined that non fortification of the the armory of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) with sophisticated weapon led to the coordinated attacks on the troop by the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents, leaving behind tales of monumental casualties, deaths, Mainly of the Southern Nigeria extraction
They lamented lots were suffering and destined to die in the Maiduguri forests and programmed destructions of anticipated arms supply few days before the major attacks.
The group stated, “After watching the expository trending virile video of OPLD, Maiduguri on 29th March, 2020 released by General Adeniyi showing their unflinching commitments and absolute loyalty to the Nigerian nation, while expressing grave displeasure over wrong intelligence from the Army headquarters and lack of motivation due to short of armory supplies overtime, one would not hesitate to weep for our dear country, unfortunately this is not the first time of such double jeopardy”.
Aare Hassan described Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director Army Public Relations announcement on March 31 as a bombshell and a smokescreen to the real intended announcement of 1st April, 2020 of the immediate dismissal, eventual court Marshal which led into undue retirement of Gen. G Adeniyi under the guise of a general routine postings and reshuffling of the Senior Officers of the Nigerian Army, allegedly approved by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai.
According to the Nigerian Army’s major highlight of the posting which took effect from today 1st of April 2020
includes – the posting and appointment of a new Commander of the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE (OPLD) Maiduguri, while Maj Gen OG Adeniyi is redeployed from Headquarters Theatre Command OPLD Maiduguri to NARC as Senior Research Fellow.
Others affected in the Operation Lafiya Dole quagmire included – Maj Gen MG Ali from Headquarters Theatre Command OPLD Maiduguri who is redeployed to Headquarters 4 Special Forces Command Doma, Nasarawa State as Commander, while Maj Gen S Idris from Sector 2 OPLD Damaturu- Yobe State redeployed to DHQ Abuja and appointed Director Liaison.
Yoruba Youths described the posting of other Senior officers affected as casualty decoy, deceit and clandestine motive.
Based on this premise, we are aghast to see another headlines on dismissal of a great icon of hope and eagle eyed of the Nigerian Army. Similarly we have witnessed how great men and women of the Nigerian Army are dying in droves in the hands of the insurgents, while those arrested are released without prosecution by the F.G.
“We therefore believe with unimpeachable suspicion of high-handedness and complicity over this scripted scenario, however, we hereby call President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate this incidence and caution the military high authorities from causing avoidable damage to the nation”.
They therefore asked for protection of Major General Adeniyi (Omoluabi) from any form of persecution not subjected to inhuman treatment because according to them, he has diligently served and deserved a Medal of Honour not disgrace.
“We therefore further call on all Yoruba elders and Royal Fathers to collectively and swiftly intervene and rescue General OG Adeniyi: a great “Akinkanju Oodua” (Brave Hearted Villain) from imminent disgrace.