Why I will chase ‘bad’ herdsmen out of Yoruba land – Ooni of Ife


The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Wednesday disclosed plans to chase ‘bad Fulani herders’ concerned in violent assaults out of the South West.

Ogunwusi acknowledged that the current herdsmen assaults within the South West was “alien,” therefore the necessity to chase them out of the area.

He spoke whereas internet hosting the Emir of Borgu, Muhammed Dantoro, (Kitoro IV) in his palace in Ife, Osun State and was contained in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Moses Olafare.

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According to the monarch, its time to “separate the corn (wheat) from the shaft (chaff)”.

The statement reads: “We hold hammering on the Fulani herdsmen attempting to take over all over the place, it’s the dangerous ones that we need to kick out and sufficient is sufficient, we will kick them and do justice to the peace and peaceable coexistence in our nation.

“We need our nation to be affluent in peaceable coexistence, we don’t need people to stay in concern and that’s the reason why we try to hook up with each other as conventional rulers to search out lasting resolution to those of criminality.

“Everybody is saying they are Fulani herdsmen now, kidnapping everywhere. Enough of that! We must separate the corn from the shaft putting behind the past and letting peace reign in our land and in our country and that is what we stand for. We must join together to end this criminality being perpetrated by enemies of Nigeria with ungodly spirit irrespective of their tribes.”

Also talking, the Emir of Borgu mentioned he will help Ooni’s plan “for the betterment of the people”.

“We will definitely work together for the betterment of our people. Borgu is a mini Nigeria because it is one of the few places in the country where you can find all tribes coexisting peacefully,” he added.

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