The Aare Onakakanfo Council led by Gani Adams has asked the federal government to contain activities of “killer herdsmen” in the south-west to avoid retaliation.
In a communiqué signed by its members, the council said the activities of herders “who have been ravaging the south-west have become a serious concern for the Yoruba race. It said the herders have continued to wreak havoc in the southwest despite several appeals made to them.
The council said the threat posed by the herders cannot be overlooked, adding that for peace to reign among people who occupy a common territory, all the parties involved must ensure that every unit in this country respect each other in all ramifications.
The council said that Fulani herdsmen in the past were not carrying AK47s, hence the reason why the council insists that there people be labelled as what they are.
It asked that the Fulani marauders stop their murderous activities and vacate every inch of Yorubaland they currently ravage. The council called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take immediate and decisive action.
The council also warned “all Yoruba sons and daughters in power” that they risk being declared persona non grata if they fail to use their capacities to speak up against the ills and injustice ravaging Yorubaland.