Youths in Yewa north local government area of Ogun state under the aegis of Yewa North Patriotic Forum (YNPF) have issued a seven-day ultimatum to violent herdsmen residing in area.
This was after the gruesome murder of five residents traced violent herders on Thursday. A Friday statement from the group’s president, Sanni Omobolaji, said failure of the pastoralists to comply will lead to severe consequences which he failed to clearly elaborate.
This is coming weeks after a similar orders were issued to problematic herders in Ondo and Oyo by state and non-state actors.
“As responsible young people in Yewa North, we have tried to ensure that our coexistence works, even when we are the legitimate owners of Yewa land. But today’s gruesome killing of five of our people has shown that killer Fulani herdsmen can only live in their own world,” Mr Omobolaji said.
“On this note, we call on the state government to immediately deploy a coalition of security agencies to seal off borders with our neighbouring country, either through the bushes or through designated routes.
“We also use this medium to give a seven-day ultimatum within which all killer herdsmen must vacate our local government or face the full anger of grieving people.
“If this ultimatum is taken with levity, we shall stop at nothing in ensuring that all unknown Fulanis are flushed out of our local government at the expiration of the seven-day ultimatum.
“We are fully ready to take our destiny in our own hands and not wait till the Fulanis successfully wipe off all our promising children and caring parents.
“Now is the best time to dissolve the marriage of inconvenience between our people in Yewa North Local Government and the killer Fulani herdsmen as we can not condone these criminals beyond seven days in our domain,” he added.