Igangan: Buhari's Body Language Emboldens 'The Fulani' In Yorubaland, Ex - Students Leader, Ayoola Alleges - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Igangan: Buhari's Body Language Emboldens 'The Fulani' In Yorubaland, Ex - Students Leader, Ayoola Alleges

...Urges The President to unite Nigeria

... To Direct All Cow Merchants To Ranch Cows Within A Perimeter Fence As He   Did In Daura

From Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta 

Former Students Union leader,  Prince Adekunle Ayoola, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rein in the troublesome herdsmen in Yorubaland, and not use 'body language' to embolden them and their hostile activities on people's farmland.

Ayoola, in an open letter Mr. President, reminded him of his response to late Lam  Adesina when he (Buhari) led the North (Cow herders /Merchants) into Oyo State after the killing of ‘68 Fulani’ in and around Shaki Area of Oyo State, alleging that  
his body language and look on that day, was meant to embolden the ‘Fulani’ within the region.

The letter was made available to The Daily Crucible

The Warsaw based business man and farmer,  recalled that he was privileged to be part of that meeting as one of the National Students Leader/Concerned Nigerian at the time, lamenting that yorubaland is still confronted today with similar acts in Igangan Town with killing of the farmers and many others that returned home to invest in Farming Business.

Ayoola who contested for the Odogbolu state constituency seat, Ogun State, in  last general elections,  urged the president to unite Nigeria for collective interest of all, organise a Conference of all Nationalities and direct all Cow Merchants to ranch or keep cows within a perimeter fence as he did in Daura, Katsina State. 

The letter reads: "We are all Nigerians ! I choose this medium to write you openly and bring your attention to the response of late Chief Lam ADESINA to you when you lead, the North (Cow herders /Merchants) into Oyo State after the killing of ‘68 Fulani’ in around Shaki Area of Oyo State. I was privilege to be part of the meeting as one of the National Students Leader /Concerned Nigerian then.

"Mr. President ,your body language and look on that day was on record, evidently not a friendly visit. This was not a visit of a patriot, but a weighty intimidating visit to embolden the ‘Fulani’ within the region, and now we are confronted with similar acts in Igangan Town with killing of, one of us, and many others that return home to invest in Farming Business as your policy thrust directed.

"On the said date of sudden visit, you have Gen. Buba Marwa, Ahaji Aliko Mohammed, Alhaji Abdul Rasaq, Alhaji Hassan, and truck loads of Fulani/Bororo with a long face and emitting fire over the dastardly killing of 68 Fulani and perversion of justice of which Commissioner of Police, Oyo State then affirmed before you that Fulani/Bororo also have been a source of agonies to the locals. Loads of reported cases of cows destroying farms within the axis was a common acts of herders that have the backing of the powerful Northern Merchants that you also represented sir on that date in Oyo State.

"Sir, this was the response of Governor Lam ADESINA then ‘you are a national leader of this Country even though, by accident of birth, you are from North, you can be born anywhere maybe next time when coming to the world, you will be born in the East or South South’. 

"I hereby appeal to your good office that effort should be made further to unite Nigeria for collective interest of all Nigerian via a Conference of all Nationalities, and direct all Cow Merchants to ranch or keep cows within a perimeter as you did in Daura, Katsina State. 

"The itinerant ‘herders’ should be less aggressive and stop grazing on cultivated farm. We have similar situation presently around the Ijalemo Forest which is close to my farmland and every where is tense and we should see this is as a National Issue that need a National Approach not giving courage to ‘herders’ or ‘criminals’ which get some audacity to settle without permission in our ancestral forest reserved for eco system and common good of the Nation.Assured of my good regard,Omooba Adekunle AYOOLA."

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