The activity of Fulani herdsmen in Akure on Tuesday has provoked the Oba who condemned their actions.
The Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi openly castigates the actions of Fulani herdsmen in his territory and warns them refrain or else they would have to face the consequence of their actions.
“I wonder why the herdsmen would have chosen to lead their cattle to graze on the farmland belonging to the council if not an attempt to create crisis in town,” the monarch said.
He described their act as barbarous and audacious especially when herders go to farmlands and graze farmer’s plantation. He calls on President Buhari to take the happening with gravity. He also appeals to the State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to take action in controlling the misbehavior of herdsmen as he will not condone nonsense from them.
“It is important to act now to avoid self-defence by our people, once we are left with no option, anything can happen” he said. He implores the Commissioner of Police and all security agencies in the territory to take proactive measures and ensure that the participants in the unruly behavior be brought to justice
“it is sad to know that no major arrest or prosecution has been made by the Police since the attack on Chief Olu Falae’s farm, now the arsonists who parade themselves as herdsmen target the local government as their next point of call.”
“Akure people can no longer tolerate the excesses of these herdsmen who are now making live unbearable with their nefarious attitudes,” he said.