Aare Onakakanfo charges South-West Leaders to stamp out the killings by Fulani herdsmen

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Nigeria might be on the verge of war, following the series of killings, kidnappings, and other hideous crimes been perpetrated by various dangerous groups in the country.

One of such is the killing of late Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Reacting to the crime which was perpetrated in the South-West, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has warned that the region may go offensive over the killing of Funke Olakunrin.

Adams, who is the Leader of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), described Olakunrin’s killing by the suspected herdsmen in Ondo State, as one too many “by Fulanis who are invading the South-West in their numbers, and perpetrating atrocities”.

In a statement by his Media Assistant, Kehinde Aderemi, on Saturday, July 13, the Aare Onakakanfo said that the Yoruba race was not at a loss, as to what to do to put a complete stop to the atrocities of the Fulani herdsmen.

He stated that Yoruba people are not paper tigers and dogs, who can only bark without biting, noting that: “We only want the whole world to know what has been done, and being done to our people.

“They should be aware of the actions that preceded our reaction, when it eventually comes. We are not bereft of ideas of how to stop this criminality on our land.

“It is just so that we should not be blamed when the reaction comes.

“We are like the proverbial goat that is being chased. When it gets to the wall, it will certainly react. We are at that stage now.”

Adams speaking further, stated that the Yoruba race had met over a period of three weeks, on the security threat to the people, calling on Governors of the South-West States to ensure the conclusion of the Security Summit process.

He charged all Traditional Rulers to take bold steps to stamp out killings by Fulani herdsmen in their domains, adding that, there should be a process of identifying visitors or new settlers in every community.

He commiserated with Pa Fasoranti, praying God to comfort him and his entire household. His words: “Papa, this is a very trying time. But it is certain justice will come.”