Fulani leader reveals those responsible for kidnapping in Oyo community

Fulani leader reveals those responsible for kidnapping in Oyo community

- Salihu Abdulkadir, a Fulani leader in Oyo state has reacted to the allegations made against him in the media

- The pastoralist disclosed how he has been helping to check kidnappings in Igangan community

- Abdulkadir revealed why the accusations against him are false

The Sarkin Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Salihu Abdulkadir, has said people from both Fulani and Yoruba tribes were involved in the crime of kidnapping.

Abdulkadir made the statement on Sunday, January 24, when a delegation of the state government visited Igangan community in Ibarapa north local government area of the state on a peace mission.

Fulani leader reveals those responsible for kidnapping in Oyo community
A Fulani herder is seen among cattle at a livestock market near Bangui, Central African Republic Photo: Nacer Talel
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According to Daily Trust, he said the arrest of some suspected kidnappers in the area had confirmed that people from both tribes engaged in criminal activities.

Abdulkadir said:

“The kidnappers arrested were both Fulani and Yoruba. Among they were Taye and Keyinde, and they are the boys of a popular political thug. Their record is with the police.”

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He also asked those accusing him of supporting kidnappings to present their evidence against him.

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The Fulani leader stated that media reports alleging that he was complicit in the negotiations of ransoms for abductions done by herdsmen in the community were false.

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He said:

“I never collected anything from kidnappers or their victims, it is a mere allegation.
“Let them present their evidence. They had been saying this before, and I have responded to their baseless claims on several radio programmes. Let them provide the evidence to the police and let police (take action) if it is true.''

He disclosed that he has been assisting security agencies in tackling kidnapping in the area.

Abdulkadir who stated that he has nothing to hide said he is ready to face his accusers at the police headquarters or in a court.

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