Gani Adams, Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, has reacted to the killing on Friday of Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the leader of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Adams, who is the leader of Oodua Peoples Congress, described Olakunrin’s killing by suspected herdsmen in Ondo State as one too many by Fulanis who are invading the South West in their numbers and perpetrating atrocities.
In a statement by Kehinde Aderemi, media assistant, on Saturday, Adams said the Yoruba race was not at a loss as to what to do to put a complete stop to the atrocities of the Fulani herdsmen, but had continuously issued statements so as to call the attention of the entire world to the development in the peaceful South West.
He said the Yoruba people are not paper tigers and dogs who can only bark without biting, adding: “We only want the whole world to know what has been done and being done to our people.
“They should be aware of the actions that preceded our reaction when it eventually comes. We are not bereft of ideas of how to stop this criminality on our land.
“It is just so that we should not be blamed when the reaction comes. We are like the proverbial goat that it being chased. When it gets to the wall, it will certainly react. We are at that stage now.”
He said the Yoruba race had been meeting in the last two months over the security threat to the people, calling on governors of the South West States to ensure the conclusion of the Security Summit process.
He equally charged all traditional rulers to take bold steps to stamp out killings by Fulani herdsmen in their domains.
He commiserated with Pa Fasoranti, praying God to comfort him and his entire household. He said: “Papa, this is a very trying time. But is is certain justice will come.”
– July 13, 2019 @ 16:45 GMT |