Ibarapa: Call Criminal Herders To Order, Stop Threatening War, Afenifere Tells ACF


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The Pan Yoruba Socio cultural group, Afenifere on Saturday asked the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), to call the criminals among the herders in Ibarapa area of Oyo state to order.
Afenifere in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yinka Odumakin lashed out at the ACF for threatening war over theclashes in Ibarapa area 
The Pan Yoruba Socio cultural group in the statement said, “we must make it clear to them that they cannot threaten us with a war at this stage as we will not provoke war but never are we going to run for anybody on our land.”
“The attention of Afenifere has been drawn to the hypocritical tears of Arewa Consultative Forum(ACF) over clashes in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo state occasioned by the inimical activities of Fulani herdsmen against indigenous Yoruba people. We are miffed that a body like ACF that has never shown any remorse over the killing of our people can open their mouths anyhow now because there are  consequences for the irresponsible actions of their people.” he said.
Mr Odumakin added, “we advise them to call their criminals to order and not expect our people to sheepishly wait to be killed by those who value cow lives  more than human beings.We do not want a repeat of 1966 event but if there are people plotting such event again, the rain will be over their heads”. 
“While we have gone to a great length to sue for peace and have appealed to our pained  people to be law abiding even with the daily provocations of the Fulani and harrassment of our people, we frown at the very arrogant and insulting ACF statement, especially their reference to the event of 1966.”ENDS.


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