Ibadan indigenes, under the auspices of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII), have promised to protect the South West region against any form of invasion.
The CCII, which is the umbrella body of all indigenes of Ibadan, made this disclosure on Monday during a press conference to herald the celebration of Kiriji War Treaty signed in 1886.
DAILY POST gathered that Kiriji war was the longest ethnic war among the Yoruba ethnic group.
The war ended with a Yoruba Peace Treaty in 1886.
The CCII while speaking with journalists during the media briefing, said it would champion the convergence of political leaders and heads of socio-cultural groups in Yoruba land so as to tackle insecurity within the region.
CCII President General, Prince Yemisi Adeaga, while speaking, noted that there was a need to ensure that political heads and all socio-cultural groups collaborate to secure the region against external attacks.
He added that the move became necessary to save the region from invaders and external forces, which have become threats to lives and property in the region.
Adeaga said, “Our forefathers really fought wars, utilised and displayed great administrative and scientific management capabilities.
“The move became necessary to save the region from invaders and external forces, which have become threats to lives and property in the region.
“All local securities in Southwest have networks from town to town and State to State. That is why invaders couldn’t have efficient operations in South west compared to the northern parts of the country.
“We want to protect our traditional institutions, our customs and traditions, we want to protect our territory.”