…says Residents Living in Fear Again
The Secretary of the Farmers Association in Ibarapaland, Mr Taiwo Adeagbo, has raised an alarm that Fulanis have been making a secret return to the town and residents are living in fear again
This is coming barely a week after the Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Saliu Abdulkadir and many others were forced to leave by the youths in the Community aided by the popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho.
Adeagbo who noted that virtually all the Fulani left upon the intervention of Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, said that the return of the Fulani was signalled on Sunday when, hours before Governor Seyi Makinde visited the town, two residents of Igangan were gravely injured by the killer-herdsmen at about 1.00 a.m.
Adeagbo said the Governor, upon his visit, was made to see the two injured persons and he ordered that they be taken to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, for treatment.
“The Fulani left when the Seriki Fulani was evicted but they are sneaking in once again. They all left then. Poverty may be one of the things that makes our people sell out and allow the Fulani in. They are now allowing the Fulani back.
“We know the people themselves have to save the land; the Amotekun are yet to be mobilised to the problem spots,” Adeagbo said.
Speaking further, Adeagbo decried that residents of Kajola in Ayete also lived in fear, with one man (names withheld) becoming a territorial warlord.
He noted that the said Fulani man, with guns, had chased farmers and residents about 15 kilometres away from his settlement.
The man was said had gone all out against the residents of Kajola when they attempted to evict him like it was done to the Seriki Fulani of Igangan land.