MOMENT OF TRUTH!!! Yoruba Elders Support IPOB Say,Now We Know Ndigbo Were Right, We Are Going To Defend Ourselves With Everything We Have Against Hausas And Their Herdsmen

MOMENT OF TRUTH!!! Yoruba Elders IPOB Say,Now We Know Ndigbo Were Right, We Are Going To Defend Ourselves With Everything We Have Against Hausas And Their Herdsmen

NAIJ.com reports that Benue, states in the south-south and south-east are now most affected by attacks carried out by Fulani herdsmen in the country. There is also anger that these attackers have always escaped justice.




The Punch reports that the deputy chairman of the Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF), Archbishop Ayo Ladigbolu, asked the people in the south-west to defend themselves with whatever they have and protect the region against attacks by herdsmen.

Speaking in Ile-Ife after meeting with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, at the monarch’s palace following the clash between the Hausas and Yorubas in the town, Ladigbolu, a retired cleric, said it had become important for people to defend themselves.

He accused the government of abdicating its responsibilities to the citizens who were being oppressed and terrorised daily by the rampaging herdsmen. He castigated the federal government for refusing to act and further accused the governors in the region of not doing enough to defend their people or stop the daily attacks by the herdsmen.

Ladigbolu said: “I am not sure the South-West governors are doing enough and indeed, my own fears is that could this be a rehearsal of the ground design to invade Yorubaland using decoys? That is my personal fears. “But all we can do at the moment is to ask our people to be vigilant and to defend themselves and protect their lives and property.

“That is about what we can do for now until we are sure that we have a government that will be fair to all and that will be just to all and that will not be partisan in dealing with issues that affect our communities,” he said.

He also expressed satisfaction with the way the Osun state government was handling the recent clash between the Hausas and Yorubas in Ile-Ife adding that there should be constant dialogue between monarchs and people resident in their domains.

In his position, Senator Femi Okurounmu, another Yoruba leader, expressed optimism that the country would witness peace again. On his part, the Ooni called on Yoruba leaders to unite and work more for the development of the race. He appealed against allowing politics to divide them.

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