The seven-day ultimatum given to Fulani herdsmen by the state government in Ondo to vacate forest expires tomorrow, the Yoruba activist and warlord, Sunday Igboho has vowed to enforce the quit ultimatum in Ondo and some other states in Yorubaland.
According to Guardian’s report, there had been unimaginable calm returned to the border towns and hotspots of kidnapping and other criminal activities in Ondo State after Governor Rotimi Akeredolu ordered herdsmen to quit the state’s forest reserves.
However, report revealed that some cattle grazers and their herds were still spotted in droves across the state unperturbed and uncommonly calm, taking their cattle around for greener pastures unhindered.
The report also revealed that a worthy of note is that the troubled spots along Akure/Ilesa, Akure/Owo, Ikare/Epinmi/Akoko-Edo and Owo/Benin expressways, which used to be notorious for incessant kidnapping activities, suddenly become safe, as there have been reported incidence of criminal activities in the last six days.
Although the seven-day ultimatum given by the governor to unregistered herdsmen and other criminally-minded persons to vacate the state expires tomorrow, uneasy calm pervades the state, even as the order has generated controversies and mixed reactions.
However, Igboho after fulfilling seven days’ ultimatum of quit notice given to Saliu Seriki, Seriki Fulani in Ibarapaland to ascertain the vacation and banishment of Seriki and other Fulani Herdsmen from Ibarapaland, he said his next destinations are Ondo, Ekiti and others.
While addressing the mammoth crowd populated by youths, Igboho said that he and other patriotic Yorubas had technically defeated the Fulani Herdsmen in Ibarapaland, stressing that Ekiti, Ondo and Osun States are the next points of destination where efforts would be geared towards the complete vacation and banishment of Herdsmen from those states.
The freedom fighter reiterated that his visit to Ibarapaland was in connection with the earlier promise that centered on 7 days’ days ultimatum of quit notice to Saliu Seriki to leave the land.
Sunday Igboho lamented that it was so disheartening, painful and shameful that the suspected Fulani Herdsmen were killing, Maiming, raping, destroying the farm lands and perpetrating of other heinous activities in Yorubaland.
He said Ibarapaland had become zone where the Fulani Herdsmen were perpetrating all related evils without being checkmated.
Igboho sighted the cases of Late Fatai Aborode, woman who was killed in her filling station and other nefarious activities in Ibarapaland, Oyo State and Southwest at large.
He said that he had received series of intimidated and warning calls not to cause tension and equally withdraw the ultimatum of quit notice issued to Seriki Fulani and entire herdsmen in Ibarapaland, stressing that his visit to the zone was aimed at showing that he is a pure and patriotic Yoruba man who stands against injustice and unfairness being meted on yorubas.
Igboho praised Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State for his firm stance on quit notice issued to illegal residents to leave the forest reserve and entire sunshine state.
He scolded other Yoruba speaking States’ Governors and parliamentarians for their failure and reluctance to stand uprightly on the affairs relating to Fulani Herdsmen and proposed creation of Yoruba Nation.
Igboho enjoined them to have a rethink, saying yorubaland belongs to all and it remains a collective responsibility to fight the cause collectively and patriotically.
He said that all Fulani Herdsmen would be flushed out of Yoruba speaking states, reiterating that Ekiti, Ondo and Osun States are the next states where no mercy will be shown to them.