Our land not available for cattle colonies, Yoruba leaders tell FG

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Yoruba leaders, under the guidance of Yoruba Summit, has rejected the proposed cattle colony by the Federal Government, they say it is a violation of the sensibilities of different nationalities whose lands would be partitioned for Fulani herdsmen.

They also called on the Federal Government to declare killer herdsmen and militias as terrorists, describing the attacks on Yoruba persons and their property as unwarranted and provocative.

The leaders met in an extraordinary session in Lagos against the background of the incessant criminal activities of Fulani herdsmen across Yorubaland in recent days.

The yoruba  meeting was presided by Chief Ayo Adebanjo, other leaders in attendance include, former governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko; Prof Banji Akintoye, Dr Amos Akingba, Secretary of the Yoruba Council of Elders, Dr Kunle Olajide; Senator Femi Okurounmu, former Nigerian ambassador to The Netherlands, Dr Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu; former deputy governor of Lagos State, Senator Kofo Bucknor-Akerele; Mr Goke Omisore, Chief Supo Shonibare, Dr Femi Adegoke, Hon Oladipo Olaitan, Otunba Deji Osibogun, Mrs Tokunbo Ekukinam, and Mr Bolaji Ogunseye, among others.

They condemned the killings of a pregnant woman in Ekiti, a farmer in Ogun State and setting ablaze of the farmland of former Secretary to the Federal Government, Chief Olu Falae; Vice-Admiral Samuel Afolayan (retd); former Secretary to Oyo State Government, Mr. Dele Adigun, and Mrs. Roseline Ogege in Abeokuta.

In a communiqué issued at the end of its meeting and signed by Mr. Yinka Odumakin, the Yoruba Summit condemned the assaults and called on the Federal Government to perform its responsibilities by enforcing the laws against these criminal activities and perpetrators of such in order to regain the confidence of the people.

 

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