The Nigeria Crimson Cross Society has stated some residents of Yewa axis of Ogun State now sleep in Benin Republic to keep away from being killed by herdsmen terrorising the realm.
The Crimson Cross stated the individuals relocated to the neighbouring nation following assaults by suspected herdsmen.
The Ogun State govt department secretary of the Crimson Cross, Oluwole Aboyade, stated this on Wednesday.
Aboyade stated he and his crew visited the troubled areas – Igbooro, Asa, Moro, Ibeku and Agbon-Ojodu, lamenting that the individuals of Yewa had been “residing in unfavourable situation”.
In accordance with him, many had abandoned their houses to hunt refuge in Benin.
Aboyade disclosed that a number of the individuals normally got here to their communities throughout the day, however they sleep in Benin Republic.
He stated, “What I noticed there alongside my crew, I’ll time period it a really severe catastrophe.
“The individuals have abandoned their houses and so they now sleep in Benin Republic. You possibly can think about individuals leaving Nigeria to hunt safety out of the country. The scenario is greater than pathetic.”
In the meantime, the Crimson Cross stated it could search help from Nigerians to assist in bringing succour to the residents of the affected Yewa communities.
DAILY POST experiences many communities in Yewa North, Imeko and Ipokia share many entries with Benin Republic.
In some communities within the three native authorities areas, it could be troublesome to differentiate between the homes in Benin Republic and those in Nigeria attributable to lack of correct boundary demarcation.
In the meantime, the Ogun State Authorities has insisted no indigene of Yewa relocated to Benin Republic to hunt refuge.
The Chairman of the state peace maintaining committee, Kayode Oladele, had stated those that returned to Benin Republic had been residents of the nation who had been in Nigeria to lease farmlands, saying they’re the Eguns and Ohoris.
Additionally, Governor Dapo Abiodun described as faux information, report that Ogun indigenes have turn out to be refugees in Benin Republic, saying it could have attracted diplomatic strikes between the 2 nations if it was true.