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Gani Adams

The Aare Onakakanfo in Council chaired by Iba Gani Adams, on Sunday appealed to the federal authorities to extend safety within the South West.

It additionally warned violent herdsmen to steer clear, warning that failure to reside peacefully “might warrant most retaliation because the precept dictates {that a} bully solely respects a bully.

In a communique after the council’s assembly, the physique mentioned Fulani herdsmen have been ravaging Yoruba land, kidnapping, killing, maiming, raping the individuals in recent times.

It mentioned the risk posed to our existence by the marauders can’t be ignored, lamenting that regardless of a number of appeals, the herdsmen have continued to wreak havoc within the area.

“They’ve confirmed that they’ve come to steal, destroy, and kill; as evident within the unmitigated assaults on communities the place their nomadic enterprise takes them.

“As true spawns of Oduduwa, we’re unequivocally forthright about this risk posed by this group which the federal authorities has turned a blind eye to by refusing to name a spade by its identify, dubbing the Fulani marauders as criminals, bandits, and pillagers.

“We’re acquainted with the character of Fulani nomads prior to now, and we all know as a matter of undeniable fact that they weren’t carrying AK47s. It’s due to this bare reality that we ask that these individuals be labelled as what they’re. We’re clamoring that the suitable moniker needs to be used to tag them. They need to be addressed as FULANI BANDITS.

“We strongly advise Obas and native Chiefs to indicate greater than passing curiosity within the actions of individuals of their domains. They have to know that they can’t be innocent for his or her failure to account for and monitor strangers of their areas of jurisdictions, notably these whose actions run opposite to peaceable coexistence.

We demand concrete motion by the Buhari Administration over the actions of those murderous gangs. We’re not snug with the persevering with brutalization and murderous humiliation of our individuals. Authorities’s silence is distressing as it’s emboldening the criminals. President Buhari should act now,” it learn.

The council additionally named areas the place violent herdsmen use as hideouts“Orile-Owu to Ijebu-Ode forest, Osun & Ogun State. Their main hideout.

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