- Gani Adams has been very vocal since the herdsmen crisis in the southwest region of the country
- The respected Yoruba leader says there might be famine in the southwest region soon
- He said the activities of criminal herdsmen in the region have affected food supply from local farmers
The national coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Gani Adams, has raised concerns that if things are not handled properly, soon, there will be famine in Yorubaland.
Adams made the statement on Wednesday, January 27 in an interview with Channels Television, while reacting to the recent security situation in the southwest region of the country.
He blamed the situation on those he described as criminal Fulani herdsmen, saying the majority of the lands belonging to the Yoruba’s have now been seriously invaded.
“They have discouraged the Yoruba people from farming and if care is not taken, within one year there will be a famine in Yorubaland.”
Recall that Adams had earlier commended southwest governors for raising their voices against night and under-aged grazing across the region.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng, the OPC national coordinator said the new agreement was a swift response to the growing spate of insecurity across the region.
He said the new arrangement was the governors' response to the growing insecurity across the region, adding that the effort of the state chief executives was a step in the right direction and an attempt to douse the tension and also proffer lasting solutions.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that state governors in the southwest on Monday, January 25 banned all forms of open grazing in the region.
Meanwhile, a Nigerian author and human rights activist, Ahmed Magem has weighed in on the current crisis over the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the southwest region of the country.
Magem who is also a coach, speaker, and trainer took to his Twitter page on Monday, January 25 to reel out possible solutions to the crisis.
Among other things, he proposed that grazing routes for herdsmen are returned as a temporary measure until ranching is fully adopted.