Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently mandate security agents to arrest blood-thirsty maniacs masquerading as herdsmen and bring them to justice to avoid a total breakdown of law and order.
He specifically said that the Yoruba was ready to resist further killings of innocent farmers by Fulani herdsmen should such dastardly act occur in the region. In a statement issued yesterday on his behalf by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Kehinde Aderemi, the Aare said “there is more to all these killings. Nigerians demand right to life.
More than a thousand Nigerians have been killed in the last one year. Is Nigeria at war?” The Yoruba Generalissimo, who described the killings of the Officerin- Charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Saki Unit, Oyo State Police Command by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday night as “one killing too many”, declared that the spate of insecurity in the country was worrisome.
Aare Adams also vowed that Yoruba would resist any conspiracy “aimed at killing our people at will.” He said: “Historically, the Yoruba are known to have the capacity to defend themselves.
These killers are testing waters by burning the farm of Chief Olu Falae and invading the farms of prominent people in the South-West. We will no longer accept activities of this murderous gang in Yorubaland. Enough is enough.
“The diplomacy of the Yoruba on national issues, especially when it borders on security, should not be misconstrued for cowardice. “It is part of our nature to accommodate people from other ethnic nationalities but now, our people cannot go to their farms again because of the fear of the unknown.
The federal government must immediately check activities of these killers to avoid plunging the country into an avoidable war. “There is no war in Nigeria, there is no famine, no earthquake, but the number of IDPs in the country is more than what obtains in a country where war is going on.
Murder of Nigerians, including pregnant women and children continues every day. What is really going on? “Perception is everything. The Federal Government is not helping its own image with the belief by Nigerians that the presidency is always silent when the issue concerns Fulani herdsmen.”