Leader of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Gani Adams has told the government, that the group is ready to assist in checking criminal activities, especially vandals of oil installations.
Adams said this in an interview with NAN on Wednesday.
He said the OPC was forced to withdraw its security service after being blacklisted by the government.
He also condemned the recent abduction of Goriola Oseni, the traditional ruler of Iba Town in Iba local council development area of Lagos state.
“I condemn the kidnapping of a traditional ruler (Oba) and others in Lagos. I also condemn the killings in some parts of the state in recent time,” he said.
“Vandals have killed a number of persons in Ikorodu area. They are involved in pipeline vandalism before now; they are involved in ritual killings.
“We, OPC, are ready to help the government in providing security if we are invited. We participated in providing security before, but the police took us as criminals.
“We do not want people to misunderstand us again; hence we resolved to provide security for only those that request for our services.
“The federal government should not take the security of Lagos state for granted. It is a state housing all ethnic groups and their investments,” he added.
Adams noted that in spite of OPC’s contributions to security in the south-west, the government or the people had not appreciated its efforts.