By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Oodua Redemption Alliance (ORA) on Thursday warned that enough is enough of incidents of farm destruction or attack on any person of Yoruba extraction in any parts of Nigeria.
ORA handed down the warning in a communique issued at the end of the Second Yoruba Farmers Summit, held at the House of Chiefs, Oyo state Secretariat in Ibadan signed by its President, Comrade Victor Taiwo .
The Oodua Redemption Alliance in the communique threatened that ” any further incidents of farm destruction or attack on any person of Yoruba extraction in any parts of Nigeria covering Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Kwara, Kogi, Edo, and Delta states would be given commensurate reprisals”.
ORA however asked all the Northern states governors to allocate mass land in their respective states for Fulani herdsmen in the country for the grazing of their cattle.
“We are taking this opportunity to appreciate and declare as heroes the Governors of Kano state, Mallam Abdullahi Ganduje and his Niger state counterpart, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello for gratuitously offering to allocate mass of lands respectively such sufficient enough as harbour all Fulani herdsmen in the country for the grazing of their cattle. We implore the Federal government to appreciate these gestures and seize the opportunity by the forelock and so direct all Fulani herdsmen in the country to relocate to Kano and Niger states respectively”.
Welcoming guests to the summit, ORA President, Comrade Victor Taiwo declared that the group was not a violent one as it beliefs in engaging in intellectual approach to issues, saying ” ORA has the capacity to deal with any circumstance without fighting a war..
Comrade Taiwo pointed out that the security challenges facing Nigeria particularly the issue of herdsmen can be resolved with wisdom and intellectual capacity, saying, “let me tell you that there are ways we can resolve issues without raising a gun”.
Speaking, the Baale Agbe, Chief Adekunle Ajibade utged farmers to wake up and resist acts of destruction of their farms by the herdsmen .
The Iyaloja Princess Victoria Onipede tasked all the participating groups and bodies to rise up and support ORA in its lofty mission.