Yoruba Traditional Religious Leaders Converge, Set Up "Irorun Ile Kaaro Oojire"

Yoruba Traditional Religious Leaders Converge, Set Up "Irorun Ile Kaaro Oojire"

Leaders of prominent Yoruba traditional and religious interest groups across the South-West on Saturday converged in the ancient City of Ile-Ife, the spiritual headquarters of the Yoruba race to dialogue on pressing security issues affecting the region.

The National Traditional Secretary and Head, Legal Affairs, Obatala Agbaye Temple, Ile-Ife, Aare Oladotun Hassan, Esq who led the team, in a release on Tuesday said the summit was in a bid to build a common synergy among all Yoruba traditional and other religious faith leaders so as to jointly cub the excesses of criminals in Yoruba Land.

The summit among others culminated in the establishment of a special coordinating security group named; "Irorun Ile Kaaro Oojire", an internal traditional security network to help strengthen the security formations in the region. 

The new indigenous security unit, the statement added will be responsible for the management and coordination of all affairs relating to the "fortifications and sanctification of Yoruba Land(F'olumo) through concerted synergy among all Yoruba traditional and spiritual leaders."

The statement reads in part: "In line with Yoruba traditional efficacy of our ancient powers and sophisticated methodology and concerted approach in fighting crimes and criminality in our society, unfortunately mostly jettisoned or abandoned by our Traditional Religious leaders and other Yoruba stakeholders for many years, but for necessity of the current spate of kidnappings and merciless killings, terrorist attacks and daily cases of cultism, prostitution, robbery and other wanton crimes, which has now gotten to the appalling height of embarrassments and highest crescendo of disgrace that criminals now invade Palace to kidnap and maim innocent lives.

"In a bid to revive and promote the Yoruba socio-cultural affinity and reconnect with our roots on security management, adequate welfare and robust unity amongst our people in Yoruba Land and by extension Nigeria at large, The President of the Apex Yoruba Youth interest group; Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide, YCYW, Aare Barr. Oladotun Hassan, Eyinju Eledumare led leaders of various Traditional and Spiritual groups to Ile-Ife on Saturday 27th November, 2021 under the global supremacy of His Divine Grace, Oba (Isoro) O.O.O. Dada, Obalesun Obatala Agbaye, Arole Obatala Agbaye who played host to Yoruba leaders to navigate a positive path on the need to convoke an Emergency Security Summit held at the Obatala Temple, Igbo Tapa, Ile-Ife.

"Matters of security and welfare were critically examined at the summit for all possible solutions, in view of the protracted state of insecurity facing the Southwestern parts of Nigeria, which is fast becoming a normal daily routine. News of serial killings, kidnappings, money rituals to mention a few, claiming lives and properties of our people. 

"Amongst the attendees are; Obabinrin Yeye Loriomo Obatala, Yeye Bukola Mustapha Yeye Aala Obatala Ile-Ife, Awofade Samson, Idowu Okenla, Yeye Lato Obatala Ile-Ife, Yeye Aala Kwara State, Oba Aala/Oba Orisa Kogi State, Oba Fakola Adeshakin, Oba Ogboni ife, Oba Joseph Oludele Ojo, Oba Apero of Lagos, Obabinrin Ajetoke Ola Oyekan, Femi Gbenga, Lagos State,Aremo Timothy Junior, Ayodeji Anifowose,Obaoro Obatala , Toromade Ademola Fatah, Oyewole Felix, Baba Oodua Osun State, Chief Dr. Awogbeni Ilorin Kwara State, Engr. Adekunle Dada (O.P.C), Awoyera Taiwo (Akala Orisa Obatala Ife), Elder Abogunrin S.O, Ilorin Kwara State, , Oba Laolu Ogunlana, Oba Ajayi Omoleye (Adatan Ife), Chief Mrs Mary, Iya Abiye General Kwara State, Omotayo Tunji, Yeye Aala Ife, Obatunji Ife, Yeye Tope Aderotimi Yeyeniwe Ife, Timothy Ogunsanya, Olanrewaju Atare Osa, Seyi Josiah, Williams Femi, Hon. Shola Olumola, Arokun of Ofi Land, Owo Ondo State, Aare(Barr) Oladotun Hassan, President, Igbimo Apapo Yoruba Lagbaye, (Dr.) Adebayo Olusegun among others. 

"Next meeting is on Saturday, 8th January, 2022 at Obatala Temple, Igbo Tapa, Ile-Ife, Osun State. 

Irorun Ile Kaaro Oojire, Ajumose Ni

Aare Oladotun Hassan, Esq, 
Traditional Secretary/Legal Affairs, Obatala Agbaye Temple, Ile-Ife.

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