A PAN-YORUBA group
operating under the auspices
of the Oodua Nationalist
Coalition,, ONAC, has warned
that no inch of Yoruba territory
will be ceded for cattle colony
being contemplated by the
federal government.
In a statement signed one
Olalekan Akinduro. ONAC also
accused President Mohammadu
Buhari of promoting ethnic
supremacy through his
indifference to Fulani genocide
and savage manslaughter.
“It is the first time in Nigerian
history that the Federal
Government will boldly and
without shame support armed
insurgents and murderers. This
is the worst scene in recent
human history that no one can
ever forget in a hurry.” ONAC
berated the Governor of Ondo
State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu
for his support for the Fulani
herdsmen. ONAC quoted
Akeredolu as saying that he
would not ban grazing at a time
that 200 Ondo farmers have
been sacked and some of them
killed by Fulani herdsmen. This
is the same state that Fulani
herdsmen kidnapped a Yoruba
former Presidential aspirant,
Chief Olu Falae. This is the
same state that Fulani rape
and kidnapp innocent Ondo
people without end. The Ondo
Governor is dancing to the tune
of Fulani dealers who funded
his dubious election with
billions of naira at the cost of the
dignity and heritage of Yoruba
people.
“It is clear from Akeredolu’s
statement that after selling his
own conscience, he does not
care about selling the entire
future of the people of Ondo
state for pittance. But this
era will pass and treacherous
leaders will soon account for
their ignominy.”
The Pan Yoruba group said
any attempt to cede any Yoruba
territory in the traditional
Yoruba homes of Ogun, Lagos,
Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Akoko Edo,
Itsekiri, Kwara and Kogi States
is an invitation to anarchy.
ONAC said any governor that
harbours “Cattle Colonies”
in Yoruba territory is inviting
mayhem and bloodletting.
We caution that land in
Yorubaland is not a free
enterprise. Land is owned
by families and traditional
communities. It is not
conceivable that these lands
will be hijacked by the Federal
Government to benefit a
few armed groups parading
themselves as pastoral Fulani.
The question we should ask
is this: Can the Fulani land in
Sokoto and Zamfara be taken
over by the Federal Government
and handed over to Yoruba
cocoa farmers?
“We warn South West States
never to allow grazing routes
or Cattle colonies in any Yoruba
territory. This will amount
to using the Nigerian state
machinery to commit atrocious
crime against the indigenous
Yoruba people. It is a conscious
attempt to impose Fulani
tyranny and conquest by other
means on the Yoruba people”,
ONAC said in a statement
signed by its Deputy Chairman,
Mr Olalekan Akinduro. ONAC
is a coalition of several Pan
Yoruba groups.
The group said rearing of
cattle is a private business and
that it is curious about the
over protectionist posture of
the Federal Government when
Nigeria is a capitalist state
that encourages individual
initiatives provided such does
not undermine the freedom
and survival of others. ONAC
said the acrimonious nature of
Fulani herdsmen make them a
dangerous specie to any society.
“ They destroy biodiversity,
burn down trees, forests, natural
stream and estuaries apart
from encouraging migration of
fellow Fulanis in large numbers
from other countries other than
Nigeria. The colonies will create
permanent settlements for them
on tje long run. This will affect
the demography of Nigeria,
the cultural homogeneity of
Yoruba homestead and impact
on electoral politics of Yoruba
territories. The danger is that
having turned these territories
to colonies, they will, on the
long term become political
communions and occupied
terrirories legitimized under
the Nigerian legal system.
It is a clear plot to increase
Fulani population in Nigerian
indigenous homeland for
long term political conquest.
The violence is orchestrated to
cow and intimidate Nigerians
into cowardly submission.
ONAC said the Fulani
herdsmen and the associated
menace is not just a problem of
trade, but also “a phenomenon
of Islamic extremism, cultural
imperialism and expansionist
plot” clothed in the images of
commerce.
“We are not deceived. We
have seen this over and over
since the 1804 Jihad. The plot
of the Fulani is to conquer
by force the indigenous
territories. What has
happened is that the advent
of democracy has jeopardized
the primitive agenda of
the Fulani, the way out to
achieve their agelong agenda
is to hide under the guise of
pastoralism.

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  • Auta62

    Look at this people ranting when they allowed Tinubu to sell the Yoruba nation to the Fulani oligarchy.