The apex leader of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Professor Banji Akintoye has faulted the Fulanis for the murder of innocent Yorubas in Igangan, Oyo State.
According to Akintoye, the killings in Igangan is a declaration of war by “Fulani terrorists” on the Yoruba people. The spokesman of the group, Maxwell Adeleye, released a statement as he accused President Muhammadu Buhari of having a part to play as he supports the Fulani terrorists.
The statement read: “Yoruba land has been surrounded, and we must act now”, the renowned scholar declared, adding that Yoruba people have never been conquered.
The second republic member of the Senate urged Yoruba youths to prepare for “technological, spiritual and physical warfares”.
“The Fulani herdsmen attack must never be allowed to succeed anywhere in Yoruba land again”.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria has failed woefully to protect the Yoruba people and other indigenous peoples of Nigeria’s South and the Middle Belt against these invading, marauding forces.
“When we consider the behavior of the federal government in the face of this danger to the indigenous peoples and citizens of Nigeria, we can not avoid the conclusion that the federal government is a sponsor of the terror in our land.
“The federal government started by saying and doing nothing about the terrorism while apparently instructing the security agencies to do nothing to confront the terrorism.
“The federal government persistently gives to the wide world a false picture of the situation by claiming that everything is a product of climate change even as the Fulani insistently issues statements that their mission is to subdue all peoples and forcefully take their land.
“While allowing the Fulani to move freely with and to import various categories of weapons into Nigeria, the federal government prohibited the possession of any kind of firearms by any indigenous citizens of Nigeria.”