Makinde Kicks against Ultimatum to Fulani Herdsmen to Exit Oyo
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has called on individuals and groups planning to take actions that could lead to the forcible removal of anyone from Oyo State to desist from taking such actions.
He said any persons who fail to abide by the directive will face the full wrath of the law.
The Governor further directed all local government and local council development area Chairpersons to work with the traditional rulers and the officers of the security agencies to ensure that peace is maintained in all parts of the state.
Correspondent Kunle Ojo reports that the Governor in a state broadcast in reaction to the ultimatum by a popular Oke Ogun resident, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho), Makinde said no one has the right to ask anyone else to leave any part of the country, promising to uphold the provisions of the constitution he swore to in the interest of the entire people of the state.
According to the Governor, the common enemy of the people is not the Hausa Fulani who is looking for pasture for his flock nor the farmer who just wants to grow food to sell in the market or to feed his family.
He said the enemies are the hoodlums, cultists, armed robbers, kidnappers and bandits, whom he noted live among the people.
The Governor declared that his administration will not sit back and watch anyone make any law abiding resident of Oyo state feel unsafe in their homes, farms or business places.
Recall that three persons were injured and another person declared missing when Fulani herdsmen and pastoral farmers clash in Igangan in Ibarapa North Area of Oyo state last week Friday.