● Southwest/Fulani crisis: Another civil war looms, ACF warns

● Southwest/Fulani crisis: Another civil war looms, ACF warns

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna and Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has warned that the ongoing disaster between the individuals of the Southwest area and the Fulani herdsmen is succesful of inflicting one other civil war in the nation if not halted instantly.

ACF, due to this fact, referred to as on the Federal Government and Southwest governors to cease the present drift in the area in opposition to the Fulanis in an effort to avert social upheaval in the nation.

This was contained in an announcement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the discussion board, Emmanuel Yawe and made out there to journalists yesterday.

According to ACF, the authorities should be proactive and cease historical past from repeating itself.

”This morning (yesterday) we obtained stories of an assault by Yoruba youths on Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, the Serki Fulani in Oyo State.

“In the stories, he was attacked and pushed out of his home, eleven automobiles and his home burnt with his relations now dwelling in the bush.

“We recall that the civil war in the 60s began with assaults and counter-attacks like this.

“Those who carried out these assaults should be apprehended and the due course of of the regulation allowed to take its course.

“If that is not completed there possibly counter-attacks in the North and the nation will be up in flames. The authorities should act. The ACF could be very anxious and calls on them to behave quick

“There are allegations that one Sunday Igboho, an agitator for Oodua Republic, and who issued an ultimatum giving Fulani individuals seven days to depart Yoruba land is the instigator of the assault.

“The most annoying side of the assault is the allegation that the safety brokers who had been earlier warned about its imminence stood by helplessly as the assault was carried out.

“The ACF is anxious about this development and calls on the Federal and state governments in the Southwest to maneuver shortly to avert a social upheaval that will destabilize the complete nation.

“We recall that the civil war in the 60s began with assaults and counter-attacks like this.

“The governments must be proactive and stop history from repeating itself”.

Meanwhile, the Oyo State Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Alhaji Ibrahim Jiji, has appealed to the Federal and the Oyo State governments to arrest the Yoruba freedom fighter, Chief Adeyemo (Igboho), for alleged assault on the Sarkin Fulani, Alhaji Abdulkadir.

In a chat with journalists in Ibadan, yesterday, he stated that many of his members and himself are actually leaving in concern in the state, whereas many of them had fled their houses for security.

His phrases: “We are all Nigerians. We should discover ways to go away in peace. We admire and love the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, for saying the fact.

“We want justice for Sarkin Fulani. All those perpetrating the evil must face the wrath of the law. They are not powerful than the government. Who is Sunday Igboho and why is he more powerful than government?”

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