Herdsmen crisis: This is what I told Buhari in Aso Rock, Seyi Makinde reveals (updated)

Herdsmen crisis: This is what I told Buhari in Aso Rock, Seyi Makinde reveals (updated)

- Amid the rising ethnic tension in Oyo state, President Buhari has met with Governor Makinde

- The two leaders met in the State House on Wednesday, January 27, according to presidential aide Femi Adesina

- There has been tension in Oyo state after Sunday Igboho issued a quit notice to Fulani herdsmen whom he accused of perpetrating criminal acts

- Meanwhile, Governor Makinde has revealed the details of his meeting with the president

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, January 27, received in audience at Aso Rock the governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde.

This was disclosed in a brief Facebook post by Femi Adesina, President Buhari's special adviser on media and publicity.

Though the presidential aide did not disclose the details of the meeting, Legit.ng notes that the duo met amid the rising tension between Fulani herdsmen and the Yoruba people in Oyo state.

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Herdsmen: Buhari meets Governor Makinde in Aso Rock
President Buhari meets Governor Makinde in Aso Rock. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
Source: Facebook

Igangan, a community in Ibarapa North local government area in Oyo state recently witnessed violence after a popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, issued a quit notice to the Fulani herdsmen in the area.

Igboho had accused the herdsmen of being behind the criminal activities in the local community.

Herdsmen crisi: Buhari meets Governor Makinde in Aso Rock
President Buhari meets Governor Seyi Makinde in Aso Rock. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
Source: Facebook

What I told Buhari in Aso Villa - Makinde

Shortly after his meeting with President Buhari, Governor Makinde has taken to Twitter to disclose the details.

The Oyo state governor said he briefed President Buhari on the security situation in his state and seek collaborations required for some of his intended security plans to work effectively.

His words:

"I asked for greater synergy between the state and federal security agencies. Also, I requested collaboration with the Nigeria Immigration Service for proper documentation of foreign nationals working in mines in the state."

Governor Makinde said the president has promised to look into his requests.

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Bandits, not Fulani herdsmen, responsible for criminalities

Earlier, Governor Makinde had faulted the quit notice given to herders by Igboho.

The governor explained that no one has the right to ask anyone else to leave any part of the country.

According to him, the common enemy of the people are hoodlums, cultists, armed robbers, kidnappers, and bandits not herders looking for pasture for their flock.

I won't use criminality to address criminality - Makinde

As Igboho insists on having the herdsmen leave the state, Governor Makinde revealed that he would not allow the use of criminality to address criminality.

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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 he would continue to encourage the people to work together to flush out kidnappers, armed robbers and bandits from the region.

Source: Legit

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