The Ugoani of Okpanam Kingdom in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, HRM Michael Mbanefo Ogbolu, has cautioned Federal Government on Libya Returnees, alleging that they (returnees) might be mercenaries trained for possible vendetta attacks against the South South and the South East.
The monarch further alleged that the Libya returnees have also been trained by soldiers; a measure, he added might deepen the insecurity situation currently confronting the country.
According to the monarch who spoke to a group of journalists on Monday in his palace, “there is absolutely nothing wrong with what the Federal Government has done by evacuating Nigerian in Libya, but in as much as it is meant to save their lives, the only quarrel I have is that they might be used for vendetta having allegedly been trained by the soldiers, there is the need by the state and federal governments to initiate programs that would make the returnees be fully integrated into the society and even finally make them contribute meaningfully to its advancement”.
Expressing deep worries over the issue of allegedly training them by soldiers, the monarch explained: “A lot of Nigerians are being deported from Libya without any conscious efforts to properly rehabilitate them, yet the Federal Government is considering building colonies in an attempt to keep Fulani herdsmen, this is an irony of life, and priority, we therefore need to profile the Libya returnees with a view to ascertaining their history, and true identity, and possibly find out what they have been doing in Libya”.
The monarch said that a situation where the Libya returnees came to the country without proper profiling, may portend bad omen for the country, especially with current activities of Boko Haram the Niger-Delta Militants, and badoo boys in Lagos.