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Yoruba leaders threaten secession over Fulani herdsmen attacks

09 October 2015, 16:03

Ibadan - Yoruba leaders held an emergency summit in Ibadan, Oyo State, threatening to review its status in the Nigerian federation following alleged incessant attacks and invasion of their farmlands by some Fulani herdsmen, Vanguard reports.

The summit was entitled, National Insecurity and the Menace of Fulani Herdsmen in Yorubaland.

The meeting, presided over by former Governor of the Western Region, General Adeyinka Adebayo, warned that the Yoruba will no longer tolerate the present structure of the country, which they claim undermine self actualization of the people of the South West.

Also read: Fulani herdsmen attack Falae’s farm again

Reports from the summit said failure to restructure Nigeria using the 2014 confab report might force the Yoruba people to review her place in a political arrangement that cannot guarantee the protection of her citizens. Factional leaders of the Oodua Peoples Congress, (OPC), Dr Fredrick Faseun and Otunba Gani Adams were unanimous in saying that the time to “leave Nigeria” and assert the sovereignty of the Yoruba people is now.

The summit strongly condemned what it described as the “invasion and killing of people in Yoruba territories” by the Fulani herdsmen.

The summit held in the House of Chiefs Section of the Parliament Building of the Oyo State Secretariat with the theme “National Insecurity and the Menace of Fulani Herdsmen in Yorubaland".

Read more at Vanguard

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