The Seriki Fulani of Igua in Yewa North Native Authorities Space of Ogun State, Adamu Ibrahim, has mentioned greater than 100 Fulani herdsmen have been killed within the space inside the final 5 years.
This, the Seriki Fulani mentioned was the start of the latest assaults on communities in Yewa axis of the state.
In his phrases, communities like Asa, Agbon Ojodu and others alongside Oja-Odan axis had killed many cows and herders through the interval.
Whereas talking in an unique interview with DAILY POST, he mentioned he had misplaced depend of what number of cows have been killed inside the final 5 years, stating that over 100 herders have been killed for no simply purpose.
“In the event you proceed beating any individual day by day, sooner or later the particular person will attempt to beat you again. That could be a Yoruba proverb and it’s what’s manifesting in Yewa North in the mean time. The folks of Asa, Agbon Ojodu and different locations alongside Oja-Odan in Yewa North have continued to kill our folks prior to now 5 to 6 years. We maintain reporting to the police commissioner at Eleweran however nothing adjustments. Over 100 Fulani herdsmen have been killed in these areas and an uncountable variety of cows have been additionally killed.
“I used to have information of those casualties, however every thing was burnt not too long ago,” he mentioned.
Nonetheless, Ibrahim mentioned, “we don’t know those that are killing and kidnapping folks. They aren’t our folks. They’re Fulani from Nigeria, however not those that are our members.
“We’ve got been on this space for 40 years and we love peace to reign. We wish an finish to those crises. Allow us to dwell like brothers and sisters,” he mentioned in Yoruba language.
Ibrahim spoke to DAILY POST a number of weeks after the go to of the favored Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho), to his home.
The Fulani chief recalled that his “home and different properties value hundreds of thousands of Naira have been burnt by Sunday Igboho and his boys.”
In keeping with him, one particular person was killed through the assault, saying “they’d have killed me if I have been at dwelling.”