We Have Suffered So Much, End Fulani Herdsmen Killings in South West Now, Afenifere Tasks Buhari

…..Yoruba people have suffered tremendously in the hands of the Fulani herdsmen.

Afenifere lambaste presidency for defending the group.

Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to end all forms of extra-judicial killings, especially the ones perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen in the South-West geopolitical zone of the country.

The group made the call after rising from a special meeting held at the residence of its leader, Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The group which bemoaned the rate of negative happenings in the country, especially killings being perpetrated in the South West region by Fulani herdsmen in a communique read at the end of the meeting by the Publicity Secretary of the group, Yinka Odumakin, pointed the Yoruba people have suffered tremendously in the hands of the Fulani herdsmen in the last four years of the ruling government.

According to the communique reads, the group reviewed the spate of killings going on across Nigeria and being perpetrated largely by Fulani herdsmen,  alleging that they remain the only group in possession of unlicensed sophisticated weapons in Nigeria today without fear of any consequence as they seem to have official backing, promotion and defense.

The Afenifere further stated that killings targeted at non-Fulani groups across the country are willful and deliberate in pursuit of expansionist and conquest agenda.

“And most, unfortunately, the government in place has betrayed perceived complicity as we are not aware of any member of the group on trial for these monumental crimes even when Miyetti Allah has owned up to some of them.”

The group also reprimanded the presidency for allegedly treating the herdsmen issue with kid gloves, making excuses for their crimes with the Information Ministry and Presidential media office being made to look like Boko Haram and Miyetti Allah media centre as statement coming from the offices in defense of the group equating Miyetti Allah with Afenifere and Ohanaeze in order to confer legitimacy on them.

“And of late is the insensitive and impunity-inspired decision of the Federal government to open a Fulani Radio for the herdsmen in violation of the Federal character spirit of our constitution.

“Those who have studied events in Liberia, Somalia, Rwanda and Sudan would not miss the fact that this was how events started until full-scale civil wars broke out,” the group pointed.

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