The Seriki Fulani of Igua in Yewa North Native Authorities Space of Ogun State, Adamu Ibrahim, has mentioned greater than 100 Fulani herdsmen had been killed within the space inside the final 5 years.
This, the Seriki Fulani mentioned was the start of the current 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 in the course of the interval.
Whereas talking in an unique interview with DAILY POST, he mentioned he had misplaced rely of what number of cows had been killed inside the final 5 years, stating that over 100 herders had been killed for no simply cause.
“For those who proceed beating someone daily, sooner or later the individual will attempt to beat you again. That may be a Yoruba proverb and it’s what’s manifesting in Yewa North in the intervening time. The individuals of Asa, Agbon Ojodu and different locations alongside Oja-Odan in Yewa North have continued to kill our individuals prior to now 5 to 6 years. We preserve reporting to the police commissioner at Eleweran however nothing adjustments. Over 100 Fulani herdsmen had been killed in these areas and an uncountable variety of cows had been additionally killed.
“I used to have information of those casualties, however every thing was burnt lately,” he mentioned.
Nonetheless, Ibrahim mentioned, “we don’t know those that are killing and kidnapping individuals. They don’t seem to be our individuals. They’re Fulani from Nigeria, however not those that are our members.
“We now have been on this space for 40 years and we love peace to reign. We wish an finish to those crises. Allow us to stay 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 tens of millions of Naira had been burnt by Sunday Igboho and his boys.”
In keeping with him, one individual was killed in the course of the assault, saying “they’d have killed me if I had been at house.”