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Sunday Igboho: Attack on Fulanis must stop now – Police threaten arrest

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The police in Ogun State said the recent attacks on Fulani herdsmen’s settlements mt sp henceforth.

 

Police threatened that kingpins, procurers and counsellors the hoodlums who attacked the Fulani settlement in Igua will also be fhed out face the law.

 

Th coming barely four days after the popular Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) vited Oja Odan, Igua and other communities chase away those he called killer herdsmen.

 

Sunday Igboho’s vit led the burning Sarkin Fulani Igua’s hoe and a cattle market, even as the Ogun State said it did not request Sunday Igboho’s help in tackling the suted killer herdsmen.

 

Reacting the incident on Friday, the Ogun police command confirmed that “there have been some attacks in the past three days on herdsmen’s settlements in the State, eially in Yewa part the State.”

 

Making a veiled rrence Igboho, the command said, “The attack on herdsmen’s settlements in Ogun State mt sp now.”

 

The police said it noted with sadness that the settlements affected have been in extence in the area over 20 years, and are inhabited mainly by Nigerian herdsmen Fulani extraction, some whom, it said were born and brought up in the area.

 

These Fulani herdsmen, according the police, speak Yoruba langu with proverbs fluently and elegantly, saying, “they are generally qualified be called fellow Yorubas!”

 

The command’s Public Relations ficer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, stated that “it unlawful, indeed unconstitutional, deny fellow Nigerians the right live in any part the and pursue their legitimate binesses, including cattle rearing.”

 

However, Oyeyemi cautioned herdsmen avoid destruction farmlands, which, he noted, has been identified as the reason behind the unending clashes with farmers and host communities.

 

“The Command also calls on both farmers and herdsmen, indeed the entire Yoruba and Fulani communities in Yewa and across the State, fh out criminals, eially herdsmen viting from other states and neighboring countries, who are perpetually creating tension amongst them, th undermining their long and cherhed hry peaceful coextence,” Oyeyemi adved.

 

According him, a stakeholders meeting was held on Thursday, at the palace Alaye Ayero.

 

Oyeyemi ld DAILY POST that the meeting was attended by representatives the Fulani and Yoruba communities, including heads all the security ncies like the army and the DSS.

 

At the meeting, it was gathered that “wann destruction farmlands by cattle, kidnapping and raping women as well as repral attacks on Fulani settlements were unanimoly condemned as criminal and unacceptable, irretive the stat, tribe or nationality the perpetrars.”

 

It was gathered that the police has arrested some suts in connection with the recent incidents, proming make example them serve as deterrent others.

 

“The Command therefore enjoins all the good people Ogun State join hands with security ncies in promoting peaceful coextence amongst all Nigerians living in the State.

 

In the same vein, all the security ncies, have resolved deal decively with mcreants and brigands alike, who are bent on fomenting trouble in the State.

 

“Parents refore adved call their wards order, as anyone caught fomenting trouble in any part the State will be dealt with decively,” the statement read.

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