Four Northern Governors hold talks with Ogun Governor, Dapo Abiodun on herdsmen killings in Yewaland
Four Northern Governors, with the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu met with Governor Dapo Abiodun and stakeholders in Ogun on Tuesday for a peace talk following sacking of communities.
Fulani herdsmen have killed about eight people in Ogun, causing tension in Yewa area of the State.
The four northern governors who had been to Oyo State arrived Ogun at 3:00pm and were welcomed by their counterpart, Abiodun.
The Governors include: Bello Matawale of Zamfara; Atiku Bagudu, Kebbi; Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano and Abubakar Bello, Niger State.
Abiodun had on Monday disclosed that five governors were to hold a security peace meeting with him in Abeokuta, on Tuesday.
The Governor revealed this while leading the security chiefs in the state and some members of the State Executive Council to the troubled area in Yewa Local Government Council terrorised by suspected herders.
Abiodun, while addressing some aggrieved villagers at Oja-Odan and Igbooro where three to four villagers were reportedly killed and nine injured on Sunday night had a hectic time in calming them down over the development.
Some of the areas attacked by the Fulani herdsmen are: Eggua, Ketu, Igbooro, Iselu, Agbon-Ojodu, Asa, Ibeku, Imeko and Oja-Odan, all in Yewa area of Ogun State.
The Governor, while speaking on the stakeholders meeting with five Northern Governors did not mention the Governors, but, said those Governors were of Fulani extraction who have people living in the state.
He also hinted that all the concerned groups and people would be represented with a view to chatting a way forward on the insecurity situation in the state.
No word was said about the military from Alamala Cantonment, Abeokuta who were alleged from viral video to have escorted Fulani herders to the area.
The soldiers were said to have beaten and humiliated the people including their Traditional leader because they resisted the herders.
Following media burst on the issue, the soldiers were said to have gone back to the communities and threaten to deal with them if they ever tell investigators they came there.
There had been outcry on the Luke warmness of Governor Abiodun to protect the Yewa people through ‘an irritating silence’.
Traditional rulers from the area had written protest letters to former Chief of Army Staff, Brutai to which he was silent too and the people warned that any other provocation, killing, rape or prevention to go to their farms or destruction of their farms will be met with utmost resistance.
Despite media coverage of the incidences, President Buhari and his government refused to comment or act on the petition of the people.
About a dozen people were reportedly killed in the Yewa area with scores of women raped by the Fulani herdsmen who are always publicly armed to the teeth.