Friday, 9 October 2015

Yoruba Leaders order Fulani Herdsmen to Leave their Land


Yoruba leaders under the aegis of Afenifere and Odua Foundation, have called for the immediate end to the lawless nomadic cattle grazing in Yorubaland.

This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a Yoruba Summit entitled: “National Insecurity and the Menace of Fulani Herdsmen in Yoruba”, held in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Thursday.

The communique was signed by a group of conveners led by General Adeyinka Adebayo, the President of Yoruba Council of Elders.
According to the communiqué, people who want to engage in cattle business in the South West should establish ranches.

The communique read: “Our people are no longer prepared to tolerate further encroachment on their farmlands and brutal attacks on them

“To this end, all nomadic herdsmen are to wind up their criminal nomadic activities in Yorubaland as failure to do so may warrant various consequences.”

The group further urged the Federal Government to ensure the immediate arrest and prosecution of the abductors of Chief Olu Falae.

“The government should also arrest all perpetrators of violent crimes which have been reported at different police stations in Yoruba land arising from cattle rearing activities,” the communique added.

The summit, however, demanded an immediate restructuring of Nigeria with the implementation of the report of 2014 National Conference as a starting point.

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