The Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, has said it would handle with an iron hand all Fulani herdsmen killing its people in the Southwest states.
The Yoruba group in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday, January 25 revealed its readiness to act on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s order to send out the killer herdsmen in the region.
Naija News reports that the Ondo State Governor had given a seven-day ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to vacate the State’s forest reserves. Akeredolu had given the order following alleged continuos condemnable activities of the herders which include kidnappings, raping of women and killings.
The deputy President to late OPC founder, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, who made the group’s verdict known vowed that Yoruba youths would defend the Southwest “fire for fire.”
He, however, said that “millions of law-abiding Fulani men and women living in our midst have absolutely no cause for alarm, those Fulani criminals hiding under the cloak of being herdsmen to perpetrate evil against law-abiding citizens should know their time is up. Henceforth, it will be fire for fire.
“We are fully prepared to help enforce Governor Akeredolu’s quit notice in Ondo State at the expiration of the two-week deadline,” Afolabi noted.
“We Yoruba shall rise up to defend our land from foreign marauders who daily rape our women, kill our farmers and kidnap Nigerian citizens. Enough is enough,” the OPC leader reiterated.
Meanwhile, the leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has warned Yoruba activist, Sunday Igbo and President Muhammadu Buhari over recent Fulani Herdsmen crisis in Oyo State.
Source: Naija News