Ogun Police Condemn Attacks on Fulani Communities
Ogun State police command has cautioned against attacks on herdsmen’s’ settlements in Yewa part of the State and other areas.
According to a statement issued by the command spokesman, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta, the police authority noted with sadness the attacks on settlements inhabited by Nigerian herdsmens of Fulani extraction in which some of them were born and brought up in the area.
The police spokesman stated that those being attacked qualified to be addressed as fellow Yorubas by the attackers as they speak Yoruba language with proverbs fluently and eloquently.
The Ogun state police command stated that it was unlawful and unconstitutional to deny fellow Nigerians the right to live in any part of the country and pursue their legitimate businesses, including cattle rearing.
The command also advises the herdsmen to avoid destructions of farmlands, which has been identified as the reason behind the unending disharmony and clashes.
The Ogun Police Command called on both farmers and herdsmen as well as the entire Yoruba and Fulani communities across the State to fish out criminals especially among visiting herdsmen.
Mr. Oyeyemi explained that all stakeholders have resolved to be decisively with the issue as culprits would be fished out to face the law.