The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams says “Fulani herdsmen are on a predetermined mission to kill, maim and decimate the southwest”.
He stated this while reacting to an attack by suspected herdsmen on Igangan community in Ibarapa North Local Government of Oyo State in the wee hours of Sunday.
The Yoruba generalissimo said that the sheer magnitude of destruction wreaked by the assailants showed that the nation was on the verge of war.
Adams warned Fulani herdsmen and bandits to stay away from the South-West or be ready to face stiff resistance.
“In a situation like this, you rise and defend yourself. Where are the police when the bandits started killing our people in Igangan today? Even the palace of Asigangan of Igangan land,Oba Adewuyi Olaoye, was not spared and the monarch, according to reports had been whisked away by the bandits.
“Three days ago,the Director-General of Oyo state Southwest Security Network Amotekun,Gen. Kunle Togun(Retd) raised the alarm that herdsmen had invaded the southwest. I corroborated his statements and called for urgent surveillance across the southwest. Now with the recent onslaught on Igangan people, it is evident that the Fulani herdsmen are on a predetermined mission to kill, maim and decimate the southwest.
“This is one killing too many, I will not fold my arms seeing the blood of innocent people being shed like it is in Igangan,” Adams said.
He berated the Federal Government for failing to secure the lives and property of residents of the zone.
He charged the South-West governors and the traditional rulers to do all within their power to secure the lives and property of their people.