Browsing: Fulani herdsmen

The group in a statement by Taju Tijani, its Director, Public Communications,  said “The Yoruba Global Alliance unequivocally condemns this irrational surrender to barbarism, lawlessness, and the flagrant abuse of the fundamental human right of Mr Sunday Adeyemo.”

Quite curiously people will struggle to reconcile his recent gladiatorial resistance against the Fulani herdsmen in Ondo forests, which, to many Yoruba, was a finest shot against the Fulani, their arrogance and excesses in Ondo State. Today, Akeredolu, who, many have had in high esteem as a courageous defender of Oodua interests, is sleep walking into the trembling arm of fear.

Speaking after a meeting of the group’s leaders at Century Hotel, Okota, Lagos on Tuesday, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, alias Askari, Deputy President to the late OPC Founder, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, said the government had shown that it preferred to defend Fulani from outside Nigeria instead of protecting the country’s citizens and indigenes.

For a protracted period of time, Fulani killers and scavengers took their assaults to Igboho’s community in the South-West where the self-styled warlord is adored as a trusted defender of his people. Igboho must have had enough of the Fulani foofaraw.

The presumed agenda, especially to non-Muslim southern elements, was inspired by the charismatic Usman dan Fodio, leader of the Fulani Jihad (1804-1808), who was said to have left an instruction that the Quran be dipped in the Atlantic Ocean, an allusion to the conquest of Southern Nigeria.