Farmer/herdsmen crisis: Ogun monarch cries out days after Abiodun's visit to Buhari

Farmer/herdsmen crisis: Ogun monarch cries out days after Abiodun's visit to Buhari

- Fulani herders have reportedly written threatened some communities in Ogun state as ethnic tension mounts

-The herders under Miyetti Allah reportedly told the communities in Yewaland to expect more attacks

- The threat came barely 48 hours after Governor Dapo Abiodun met with President Muhammadu Buhari over herders' atrocities

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Amid ethnic tension in Ogun over the farmer-herder crisis, Fulani herdsmen under the aegis of Miyetti Allah have written to some communities in the state, telling them to expect fresh attacks.

The paramount ruler of Yewaland and the Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, made this fear-instilling disclosure when some governors from the north paid a visit to his palace.

It would be recalled that Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, Sani Bello of Niger, Muhammed Matawalle of Zamfara, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state paid a visit to Ogun over the ensuing violence taking ethnic colouration in the state.

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Their visit came after suspected Fulani herders attacked Igbooro, Oja-Odan in Yewa North local government area, leading to the death of two villagers.

The suspected herdsmen reportedly invaded the village close to Eggua in Oja-Odan, setting ablaze three houses and storehouses.

Oba Kehinde Olugbenle said he personally received the letter written to at least eight communities under his kingdom, This Day reports.

"I have a letter from the Miyetti Allah threatening to deal with my people,” the monarch said. had reported that Olu of Ilaro addressed a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Dapo Abiodun about the atrocities of the Fulani herders.

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Meanwhile, Governor Abiodun on Friday, February 19, met with President Buhari at the presidential Aso Rock villa over the farmer-herder crisis in Ogun state.

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The governor brought the report of violence that ensued over the weekend between host communities in Yewaland and the herders, and measures put in place by the government to put an end to the ensuing bedlam in the state.


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