THE Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams says the Fulani herdsmen are on a predetermined mission to kill, maim and decimate the southwest.
Responding to the gruesome murder of innocent residents of around 20 people in Igangan town, Ibarapa, Oke Ogun area of Oyo state by alleged Fulani herdsmen on Sunday, Adams asked bandits to stay off of the southwest, saying the people of the region are ready to defend themselves.
“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,’’ the Aare Onakakanfo said.
“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.
He lambasted the Federal Government for not taking the issues of insecurity seriously in the country, saying it is obvious that the North had declared war on the southwest.
Adams also charged all the Governors and traditional rulers in the southwest to rise to this occasion.
“Those killed in Igangan town have their families and friends, there is blood flowing in their veins, and in a moment their lives were cut short by killer herdsmen and bandits in their home”.