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Don't Come To Yoruba Land Again, Afenifere Warns Fulani Herdsmen

Source: pointblanknews.com

The Pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has warned all Fulani

Herdsmen to stay away from Yoruba Land henceforth or face dare

consequences.
A communique released in Akure, the Ondo State Capital by Yinka Odumakin

accused the Fulani herdsmen who abducted Chief Olu Falae of carrying out

vengeance mission.
The Communique read to newsmen by Odumakin said “We demand that nomadic

cattle rearing should be stopped in every state of Yoruba land.

“We believe now that after what has happened to chief Falae, people would

not tolerate such thing in any part of Yoruba land .

“So while we await the arrest of the criminals, the cattle rearing should

be stop in Yoruba land.
“Yoruba people go to any part of the country to trade, no history or

record of such anywhere that the Yorubas destroy the business of their

host. What we cannot do to others, nobody should do it to us.

Odumakin said that the meeting” decried insecurity in the country as

relate to the unrelenting blood letting by the terrorist Boko Haram and

the wave of unchecked kidnapping going on in the country.

“A special focus was beam on the recent abduction of one of our revered

leader in Afenifere,Chief Olu Falae, also a former secretary to the

government of the federation and former presidential candidates,while on

his farm.
“We describe this as scandalous and chilling that the harrowing experience

of the 77 year old man in the hands of vandals,miscreants.

“The Meeting did not considers it as a mere coincidence that chief Olu

Falae for two to three years has been having running battles with the

Fulani herdsmen on the very farm before he was abducted.

“Last of such was about two months earlier when they enter his farmland

and destroyed it and chief Falae pursue the matter with the police and

grudgingly accepted half of what the police said they should pay as

compensation.
“The fulani elements coming to abduct him two months latter, is presumably

a vengeance mission for justice that he pursued against the invasion of

his farm and the destruction of his hand work.
” The meeting recalled that for years, farmers in Yoruba land has been

expressing what chief Falae was going through in the hands of this nomadic

cattle rearers
“. You will recalled that in year 2000 in Oke Ogun area of Oyo state, the

fulani herdsmen and farmers had a major clash which led to a strong

delegation from Arewa consultative forum to storm the office of the office

of the then Governor Lam Adesina in a rowdy and angry manner on behalf of

fulani .
“The meeting also noted that the 2014 national conference in which chief

Falae led the Yoruba delegation ,extensively discuss this matter of

nomadic cattle rearing and the conference resolved the it should be

stopped and instead have ranches for cattle business.

“We condemned the abduction of Chief olu Falae and his gruesome experience

as shameful, insensitive and a violent violation of Yoruba culture, values

and space.
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