Herdsmen Attack In Southwest May End This Project; Nigeria
Nigeria News takes a look at the turn of herdsmen attacks in S
The Yorubas hardly fight with guns and arrows. It is a race that believes so much in dialogue and intellectual discussion. Many may disagree that the weapon of pens and intellectual engagements have not done much for the political emancipation of the S
Among the six zones that form this country, the southwest is still the most peaceful in terms of security and economy but this peace may cease to exist if nothing is done by the Federal Government to quickly stop the criminal activities of the Fulani herdsmen in the region now.
I am very happy to read on the facebook wall of the immediate past Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan that he could not ply Ife-Ibadan Road due to the kidnapping activity of the herdsmen in the area.
He was in Ibadan on Friday evening but had to lodge in a hotel because intelligent information revealed that the kidnapper herdsmen would be on the road between
He was advised to sleep in Ibadan and leave for Ife on Saturday instead of running into the hands of the dreaded Fulani herdsmen. Investigation reveals that these marauders operate between
A victim of kidnap narrated her ordeal in the den of Fulani kidnappers a few weeks ago, in which she was raped alongside her daughter and her husband by the herdsmen in a thick tropical forest of Yorubaland.
She paid N5 million ransom to strangers in her own land before she could get freedom. She had since relocated abroad with her family and vowed never to visit Nigeria again.
As a matter of fact, the herdsmen are being given more power in Nigeria today with the plan to license a Radio Station for Fulani herdsmen. It was gathered that many of these Fulani herdsmen had chased Yoruba farmers out of their farms and turned the woods to hideouts where they keep their captives.
According to Bamigbetan, the Palace of Ooni of Ife is aware of the herdsmen criminal activities along Ife-Ibadan road but it is expecting the S
Early last week, the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere petitioned the United Nations over the level of criminal activity of the herdsmen in the Southwest. On Friday, the five governors of the Southwest States had an emergency meeting to discuss the security of the region.
The momentum to secure the region from Fulani herdsmen is rising. Last week, the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode raised the alarm, saying he would move the motion for Southwest secession.
Before then, former President Olusegun Obasanjo whom himself is a Yoruba chief has raised the alarm over “Fulanisation” of the country, calling on other tribes to be at alert against the plan of the present government to empower the Fulanis.