The Battle Line Is Drawn As Afenifere Orders Yoruba People To Launch Deadly Traditional Self Defence Against Fulani Herdsmen
A pan-Yoruba socio-political group known as Afenifere has ordered citizens in the Yoruba speaking South-West geo-political zone to launch deadly traditional self defence against the Fulani Herdsmen allegedly ravaging the region.
The group further decried the high scale insecurity in the nation and especially Yoruba land. The pan Yoruba socio-cultural organisation disclosed that Fulani Herdsmen are launching large scale attacks on the people of the SouthWest region without being questioned by the government while appealing with the Federal Government to be pro active on the insecurity menace ravaging the land so the country will not be forced to embark on another civil war.
This was disclosed in a communique issued after an high powered meeting of the ancient pro-ethnic emancipation group which took place at the residence of the respected elder states-man and leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, on Monday.The communique was signed by Mr Yinka Odumakin, the group’s Secretary.
The group disclosed that the Fulani marauders and crusaders are laying siege to the region, embarking on various degrees of criminal acts. In line with this the pro Yoruba group urged Yoruba people to launch their deadly traditional self-defence against the notorious and bloody herdsmen group.
The group stated that
“Unfortunately, the government in place has betrayed perceived complicity as we are not aware of any member of the group ( herdsmen) on trial for these monumental crimes even when Miyetti Allah has owned up to some of them.
“Instead, the regime has treated them with kid gloves, making excuses for their crimes with our Ministry of Information and presidential media office being made to look like Boko Haram and Miyetti Allah media centre as they issue statements to defend these groups even when they are not defending themselves with the Presidency equating Miyetti Allah with Afenifere and Ohanaeze in order to confer legitimacy on them.
“ Of late is the is the insensitive and impunity-inspired decision of the Federal Government to open a Fulani Radio for the herdsmen in violation of the federal character spirit of our constitution.”
It will be recalled that a group known as the Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide, YCYW, yesterday issues a 7-day ultimatum to Fulani herdsmenn to leave the entire Southwest region.
The group disclosed this in a communique signed by its president Aremo Oladotun Hassan, which partly reads below
“In view of the recurrent decimal of flagrant brutal killings by the gun wielding terrorist Fulani Herdsmen/Boko Haram, aggressive invasion and violent attacks; alleged kidnapping of innocent Yorubas and Nigerians domiciled in Yoruba land; gross violation of fundamental rights to human dignity leading to serial and merciless killings of innocent youths; rising wave of insecurity across the nation in Lagos around Ojokoro, Ibadan to Ife road, Ibadan to Ijebu Ode/Benin Ore road, Ekiti to Akure and other highways kidnappings and robberies: incessant records of brutal ritual killings to mention a few; precipitating our unanimous resolution via final 7 days quit notice to all Fulani Herdsmen/Boko Haram to stay off all our territories, towns, villages and highways in all South West states.”