The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has cried out to the Federal government to save the South West geo-political zone of the country from being ravaged by the Fulani herdsmen, alleging that the Fulani herdsmen have continued to terrorise the people of the six states of the zone without any help from the Federal government.
The National Vice Chairman (South West) of the party, Dr Eddy Olafeso, who made the appeal, noted that the last four years of the Buhari’s government was unfavourable, stressing that Nigerians have lived in fear and trepidation as insecurity has grown in an alarming proportion, with no sign that the President is in any manner ready, equipped and prepared to bail the nation out of the violence, war, destruction and needless deaths.
Olafeso said: “It is unfortunate to state that the South West is today under the siege of Fulani terrorists or herdsmen who perpetrate criminal actions daily in the most unfettered manner.
“In our region, kidnapping, assault and rape by these marauders remain unchecked; this lethargy has even emboldened them to even attack a traditional ruler in his palace, without repercussions, thus egregiously making a bold statement that we the Yoruba have become their captives. This we condemn out rightly as a direct assault, insult and desecration of our corporate heritage as Yoruba people.
“When we recall that this same Ekiti that is the Fulani terrorists/herdsmen main operational theatre was bereft of developments of this nature under ex-Governor Ayo Fayose, it calls to question the commitment of all our governors to keep our region safe. It is in Ondo State that an Oba’s palace was violently invaded by herdsmen and all the governor did was an appeasement of the hoodlums; this is disappointing.
“It is now becoming a common occurrence for these hoodlums to enter houses and pluck people like oranges. The governors must compulsorily know that we are essentially Yoruba firstly, irrespective of partisan political affiliations, thus must assiduously protect our people and land through the instrumentalities of their offices.” he added.