- Governor Makinde has revealed that he will use a different method to address the issue of criminality in his state
- According to him, he will continue to encourage dialogue in other to rid Oyo of criminals
- Going further, the Oyo governor said the end of a crisis cannot be predicted, hence his reason for taking steps to avoid it
As tension continues to rise in Nigeria over activities of some herdsmen, Governor Makinde has revealed that he would not allow the use of criminality to address criminality.
The governor disclosed this when he spoke at a meeting between the southwest governors and the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
He said nobody can predict the end of any crisis.
According to him, he would continue to encourage the people to work together to flush out kidnappers, armed robbers and bandits from the region, The Guardian reports.
Sunday Igboho: Why we can't leave southwest, Miyetti Allah tells Makinde, other governors (video, photo)
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had also reported that Alhaji Kirowa Ardo Zuru, president of Miyetti Allah in the southwest, has called for cooperation and harmony between the locals and the cattle rearers in the region.
Speaking during a meeting between the leaders of the group and the southwest governors which was held in Akure on Monday, January 25, Zuru said there is an age-long relationship between the southwest and the Fulani herders.
He noted that it is in the southwest that the herders are making huge profits out of their cattle-rearing business because Yoruba people enjoy partying and ceremonies.
Also recall that Legit.ng reported that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had issued a two-week quit notice to the herders to leave the Ondo state forests, arguing the criminals among the herders are using the reserves as hideouts for their heinous activities.
On Friday, January 22, some Yoruba youths led by a popular activist Sunday Igboho stormed Igangan town in Ibarapa region of Oyo state to chase the Fulani heders out of the community after the expiration of the quit notice earlier issued.
Appealing to the governors who attended the Akure meeting, Alhaji Zuru said the cattle-rearing business is profitable in the southwest than any other region.