Despite the untold injustices meted on us over the years, we remain the only one of the numerous tribes that has ever questioned the corporate existence of Nigeria.
Following the kidnap of Chief Olu Falae, the Yoruba Council of Elders has issued an communiqué, banning Fulani herdsmen from grazing in the South-West.
They sad “The return of the herdsmen is a declaration of war on the Yoruba, Falae’s abduction is a continuation of attacks which these herdsmen have unleashed on our people over the years.”
The elders also said “We cannot afford to leave our people at the mercy of violence of these herdsmen who came to destroy their economic rights and kill them.”
Adding that “We demand immediate end to lawless cattle razing in Yorubaland and ask all those who want to engage in cattle business to do animal husbandry, to establish ranches, our people are no longer prepared to allow further encroachment on their farmlands.”
Fulani herdsmen were accused of kidnapping the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation.