The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has urged the Federal Government to immediately find a lasting solution to the alleged attacks and malicious killings by herdsmen in the country.
In his statement, the Publicity Secretary of the socio-cultural group, Mr. Yinka Oguntimehin, described last Sunday’s attack on the farm of Chief Olu False in Ondo State as wicked, rude and shocking.
Oguntimehin said that such acts were hostile to the unity, love, peace, and progress of the country. He said “The attacks were deliberate attempts by the suspected herdsmen to undermine the security of the country. “With the recent attacks, it is a strong signal that Nigerians, particularly, farmers are not safe on their farms. “And this is not too good for the federal government’s drive and policy on diversification and promotion of agriculture as a major alternative for oil”.
Oguntimehin who is a legal practitioner, urged the Federal Government, saying “The Federal government must find a lasting solution to the continuous attacks and wanton killings in the country,’’ He admonished the federal government to curtail the herdsmen’s activities and address the present security challenges in the country.