Deji of Akure blows hot over herdsmen invasion of Ondo LG


Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, has warned Fulani herdsmen against invading and destroying farm land in Ondo state.

The monarch warned that herdsmen who fail to heed his advise would be made to face the consequences of their actions.

Speaking in Akure, Aladelusi who described Tuesday’s invasion of the secretariat of Akure South Local Government Area as barbaric, said any attempt to stir up trouble in the town by Fulani herdsmen would be dealt with.

He said, “I wonder why the herdsmen chose to lead their cattle to graze on the farmland belonging to the council if not an attempt to create crisis in town”.

“It is sad to know that no major arrest or prosecution has been made by the Police since the attack on Chief Olu Falae’s farm. Now the arsonists who parade themselves as herdsmen target the local government as their next point of call.”

He called on President Buhari not to treat the issue with levity, saying herdsmen activities are becoming worrisome and unbearable.

“Akure people can no longer tolerate the excesses of these herdsmen who are now making live unbearable with their nefarious attitudes,” he said.

The monarch also appealed to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to take proactive measures in curbing the herdsmen menace.

He called on the Inspector General of Police, the Commissioner of Police and all security agencies to take more decisive steps in ensuring that the arsonists are brought to justice.

“It is important to act now to avoid self-defence by our people.

“Once we are left with no option, anything can happen,” he warned.


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