Lawmakers summon Miyetti Allah leaders over attack, killings by suspected Fulani Herdsmen

Lawmakers summon Miyetti Allah leaders over attack, killings by suspected Fulani Herdsmen

The leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association have been summoned by Oyo State House of Assembly

The lawmakers asked the leaders of the association to appear before it and explain roles played during the recent attack that took place in Iwajowa Local Government Area.

They gave the order on Wednesday during a plenary presided over by Deputy Speaker, Hon. Muhammad Fadeyi.

It was earlier reported that no fewer than four (4) people died as a result of a clash that occurred in Iwajowa Local Government Area.

The lawmakers, while condemning the attack, called on the State Police command to beef up security in the area.

The House also called for the arrest of the Fulani herdsmen who allegedly perpetrated the killings.

These resolutions followed a matter of urgent public importance moved by the member representing Iwajowa State Constituency, Anthony Ogunsola.

Ogunsola claimed that no fewer than seven (7) people have died as a result of the incident, while several people were wounded.

He said, “Mr. Kege Mayowa, an Ohori farmer was murdered on his farmland at Apakolo village by yet-to-be-arrested Fulani herdsmen, after the late farmer challenged his killer when the herders were feeding cows on the farm.

“After the killing, a team of joint security agents comprising Operation Burst, Police, Amotekun LG Vigilante, and members of Oodua Peoples’ Congress, OPC, were alerted and immediately mobilized to the scene.

“But on sighting the team of security operatives, the herdsmen opened fire and this resulted in the death of Mr Ojo Yakubu (Amotekun operative), Mr Wasiu Salau a.k.a Federal, and Mr. Akeem Iroko.

“The herdsmen also wounded another Amotekun officer, Mr Kazeem Hammed, Mr Muraina Jamie, a resident at Apakolo, while leaving many others receiving treatment at different undisclosed hospitals. The crisis escalated on Monday 16th and claimed three more lives in the Fulani community”.

He noted that security agencies must put measures in place to forestall future attacks.

He said, “Our people are mainly farmers and the Fulanis depend on their cattle for survival. It is completely unacceptable for the herders to be destroying our people’s farmlands.

“We will not take this, hence we are appealing to the Oyo State Commissioner of Police to ensure the fleeing herdsmen who perpetrated the killings are not only arrested but also prosecuted.”

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