Saturday, February 13, 2021

Herders menace: Oba Olugbenle warns of attacks, petitions Buhari - ITREALMS

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The Olu Ilaro and paramount ruler of Yewaland in Ogun State, His Royal Majesty (HRM), Oba Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle has petitioned the presidency over the incessant attacks by Fulani herdsmen in his domain, reports 
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The Oba in his petition, electronically signed and made available to 
ITREALMS , and entitled, “Stopping the time bomb before it is too late” called the attention of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari, retired and all the security agencies over the continued siege of the entire Yewaland in Ogun State in last few weeks by armed herdsmen.


According to him, the bandits have been callously killing and literally slaughtering and maiming his people.

The criminal and dangerous activities of these herdsmen, he said, he said, have so far happened in Egua, Oja-Odan, Igan Alade, Gbokoto and Ijoun, Owode-Ketu, Ebute Igboro, Imeko Afon and other places with reports of plans to attack major towns in Yewa land.

Oba of Yewaland also implored the federal and state governments as a matter of extreme urgency to act fast to secure the lives and properties of his people before it goes out of complete control.

“In this situation it is not out of place that people may resort to self-help to defend themselves if the government fails to guarantee their safety as citizens of Nigeria in the face of renewed insurgency by these criminals terrorizing our people with arms and dangerous weapons,” he warned.

His people, Oba said, are in high hope that government of both state and federal will listen to their lamentations alongside the security agencies by living up to the expectation of their responsibility as enshrined in the Nigeria constitution, so as to ensure the security of lives and properties in Yewaland.

HRM equally enjoined his people to fully cooperate with government in this regards to map out measures towards curbing the activities of these bands in the days ahead.

“A stitch in time saves nine,” he warned.

Ayo Midele/Editor

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