Ogun monarch begs Buhari to wake up, protect Nigerians from Fulani herdsmen

PRESS RELEASE: Stopping the time bomb before it is too late

The attention of the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari and all the security agencies is drawn to the continued siege of the entire Yewaland of Ogun State in the last few weeks by armed herdsmen and bandits callously killing, including literally slaughtering, and maiming our people.

The criminal and dangerous activities of these herdsmen have so far happened in Egua, Oja-Odan, Igan Alade, Gbokoto and Ijoun, Owode-Ketu, Ebute Igbooro, Imeko Afon and other places with reports of plans to attack major towns in Yewaland.

The federal government and the Ogun State Government are, hereby, implored as a matter of extreme urgency to act fast to secure the lives and properties of our people before it spirals out of complete control.

In this situation, it is not out of place that people may resort to self help to defend themselves if the government fails to guarantee their safety as citizen of Nigeria in the face of renewed insurgency by these criminals terrorising our people with arms and dangerous weapons.

I am issuing this press release as paramount ruler of the region and in close consultation with the entire Yewa Traditional Council, and my people in the high hope that government at both state and federal levels, together with the security agencies, would live up to the expectation of their responsibility as enshrined in the Nigeria Constitution, to ensure the security of our lives and properties in Yewaland.

Our people should please cooperate with the state government on various security measures already mapped out to curb the activities of these bandits in the days ahead

A stitch in time saves nine.

Signed,
Oba Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle,
Olu Ilaro & Paramount Ruler of Yewaland,
Ogun State

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