The Ogun State Authorities has stated these relocating to Benin Republic because of the herdsmen assaults within the Yewa axis of the state are Eguns and Hohoris.
The state authorities confirmed that some residents of the realm really relocated to the neighbouring Benin Republic because of the current killings, arson and kidnapping in Ogun West.
Nonetheless, it was reported that the residents who relocated weren’t indigenes of Ogun State however Eguns and Hohoris, who have been described as Beninoise who dwell in Yewa sometimes to lease farmlands.
The Chairman of the Ogun State Peace Conserving Committee on Farmers/Herders Battle, Kayode Oladele, stated this at a gathering of the Committee, held on the Obas’ Complicated Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta on Monday.
Oladele stated: “We now have the Hohori and a few Eguns who come sometimes to lease farmland in Yewaland, dwell with us and so they have been doing that for years. So, when the issue and battle began, the pure factor was for them to return to their house nation. Due to this fact, most of the individuals that you’re seeing should not truly the unique indigenes of Yewa, they’re the individuals from the opposite aspect of the border, who due to the disaster have moved to their nation. So, it’s not as if Yewa individuals have relocated, we don’t have a refugee disaster in Yewa, he said.”
Oladele confused that there was no disaster in Yewaland that would warrant its individuals turning into refugees overseas.
The committee chairman additionally stated it didn’t inform the complete Yewa farmers to not go to the farm however that the recommendation was meant for the individuals of Asa solely.
Whereas claiming that the committee has no energy to cease anyone from going to the farm, Oladele stated it solely suggested the individuals of Asa that “they might maintain on till all the pieces was okay and that if they have to exit to the farm, then, they have to go in teams.
“That recommendation was meant for Asa village and never for the entire of Yewa,” he submitted.
Herdsmen disaster: Ogun govt makes clarification on residents relocation to Benin Republic