Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere on Wednesday said South West governors should join hands with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in driving out killer herdsmen and bandits from their territories.
A statement signed by Yinka Odumakin, the organisation’s National Publicity Secretary said it was not surprised at the statement by the Presidency telling the governor he has no right to secure his people from marauding herdsmen.
“The intervention by what we mistakenly call the Federal Government of Nigeria on behalf of marauding Fulanis in Ondo state against the lawful government in that state did not cone to Afenifere as a surprise as it is in line with non – pretence by this regime that it represents only Fulani interests against those of Yoruba, Igbo, Junkun, Ijaw and other tribes in Nigeria”.
“That the Federal Goverment and it’s minion, Garba Shehu could only hear Ondo state when Governor Akeredolu was very loud and clear about herders to vacate forest reserves in the state is symptomatic that this Goverment has a serous problem with heating the rest of us when the issue involves its annointed Fulanis”.
“The Fulani criminals have caused untold hardships in Ondo state and other Yoruba towns and cities in recent time and only an irresponsible government that wants to behave like our Federal Government that carew will continue to fold its arms”.
Are Ondo Forest Reserves under Ondo state Government or FG and Miyetti Allah?
We agree with the Ondo state Government that the insensibility of Garba Shehu violates the corporate existence of Nigeria”.
“What has this government done to assure our people that it can protect our lives.