Alaafin Writes Buhari over Insecurity in Yoruba Land
Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has written to President Mohammadu Buhari over the spate of insecurities in Yorubaland.
The monarch in the letter threatened Yoruba will resort to self-help if the president doesn’t take proactive steps to arrest the situation.
He noted that unrest of the Fulani herdsmen had been addressed in the past noting that the gunmen causing trouble in the region are not real Fulanis but criminals.
The monarch stated that he has confidence in the administration of President Buhari but maintained that the recent security situation in the country, especially in the southwest geo-political is worrisome.
Alaafin declared that the situation has to do with the incessant and increasing menace of Fulani herdsmen that have laid siege in almost all the highways of Yoruba land.
The menace according to him cut across Owo, Akure, Ilesa/Ife-Ibadan road Ibarapa zone and Ijebu area of Ogun state, where the story is the same.
According to him, insecurity is posing a direct threat and imminent danger to living in Nigeria adding that it is capable of de-robing the country in the comity of nations and passing it off as uncivilized and barbaric.
Alaafin charged President Buhari to rise to the occasion by taking proactive steps to nip the situation in the bud adding that what is happening in the southwest region and other parts of the country is abnormal.