By Ayo Dada
As the video above have shown, Exemplary. The Yoruba people now need to be more aware of their environment and be proactive in securing their ungovernable spaces that have now become safe haven for terrorists and kidnappers in recent times.
Chief Gani Adams on a Yoruba radio interview shared with Mataz Arising warned that these Fulani terrorists are present in Yoruba forests, they are along Ibadan Lagos expressway, in Ogun, Lagos and Ondo states. He said during the interview, that but for the cooperation between the Yoruba security outfits, these terrorists may have overrun Yorubaland.
What is disheartening about the whole situation is that the Nigerian security and law enforcement agencies do not cooperate with these local security outfits when they go after these terrorists in most cases, instead, they arrest them, take them to Abuja, where they are harassed and sometimes jailed, Chief Adams lamented.
The chieftain of Oodua People’s Congress further stated that, these criminal elements were chased out of Congo and Ghana but were welcomed into Nigeria about 7 years ago which coincided with the advent of General Buhari’s administration.
To paraphrase Gani, some of our traditional rulers are in bed with the government, therefore do not cooperate with their outfits.
Adams then urged people in Yorubaland to be very vigilant of strangers of Fulani extraction in their midst and ensure they report such to Amotekun and the police. He said, and it’s true, we have great Fulani people that have been living with and among Yoruba people for donkey years, these are our people, they are our neighbours, they too should be sensitised.
The Yoruba people need to come together, unite as one to fight this enemy that is trying to steal their land, destroy their way of life and wreak havoc on them by supporting the efforts of the local security outfits financially and morally. They need to send out messages of solidarity to these gallant warriors. In addition, the Nigerian, but Fulani dominated State Security Services (SSS) should stop the harassment of Yorùbá sons and daughters in their homeland. Many of these incidents are not being reported in the Yoruba dominated Nigerian mainstream media, unfortunately.
No Yorùbá security agents can go and arrest Fulani or Hausa man up in the North. Why are they coming to arrest our children, humiliate them and bundle them to Abuja for torture and abuse which subsequently leave them with permanent health challenges?
Please we need to start to have conversations around this act of subjugation. The presidential aspirants must tell the Yorubas what they have done, they are doing presently and what they will do about this situation if they get elected as president.
In the latter part of 2020, Ibarapa, an agrarian community, whose means of livelihood is farming, has about seven towns and cities. The towns are Lanlate, Eruwa, Igboora, Idere, Ayete, Tapa and Igangan were being terrorised by Fulani herdsmen and terrorists, they were being kidnapped, raped, maimed and killed, they were forced to abandon their farms thereby, exposing them to hunger.
Among those who have been subjected to inhuman acts of the herders are Dr. Fatai Aborode; owner of a petroleum station in Idere, Mrs. Sherifat Adisa; a farmer who was abducted and thereafter, killed, Mr. Agboola and an Ibadan socialite, Mr. Teslim Akinpelu, who were all killed. “Barely two weeks after Modupe’s case, a Cocoa farmer and merchant, Alhaji Fatai Ogunniyi also known as ‘Fatai Cocoa’ was kidnapped on the Maya axis of Lanlate. He was later released two days after a huge ransom was paid “He confirmed he was kidnapped by Fulani herders. On the 12th of December, 2020, Dr. Fatai Aborode, a prominent son of Igangan and a University of Glasgow, Aberdeen trained Chemist was murdered in cold blood on his farm by Fulani herdsmen. He had established hundreds of hectares of farmlands employing youths from his hometown Igangan and other sister communities of Ibarapa and beyond. No government statement or positive action to track his killers.
“On the 2nd of January, 2021, Mrs. Sherifat Adisa, the owner of Subawah Petroleum and two other children were shot dead by Fulani in Idere, another town in Ibarapa.
“This led to the demonstration and closure of petroleum filling stations for five days in the entire Ibarapa land. What did the Governor and our representatives do?
“Going by this dastard acts, it is evident that the ‘touch not my anointed and do my herders no harm’ message of Gov Makinde and the Federal Government was loud enough.”
In the absence, and reluctance of the state and federal security and law enforcement agencies in dealing with these murderous situation, the people of Ibarapa sent an SOS to Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, which birthed the Igboho phenomenon. The Yorubas wonder why Sunday Igboho is being detained, perhaps, the Fulanization agenda is still in the pipeline…..
The joy of thousands of Ibarapa residents in Oyo State knew no bounds when their ‘messiah’, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, when he successfully evicted the Fulani herders, who they alleged, had caused unimaginable damage to both human lives and property.
They had made several distress calls but their cries were melodious songs in the ears of relevant authorities that should come to their aid.
Well done to the gallant warriors who have picked up from where Sunday Igboho paused/stopped.
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