Unrest In Ketu As Herdsmen Kill 2, Injure 7

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Feb 5, 2018 – Unrest In Ketu LCDA Of Ogun State As Rampaging Fulani Herdsmen Kill 2, Injure 7

Some herdsmen who refused to live in peace with their hosts have turned communities in Ketu Local Council Development Area of Ogun state into a place where people now fear for their lives.

Due to incessant attacks by the rampaging Fulani Herdsmen, thirty primary schools and several hospitals have been closed down.

In a statement yesterday in Abeokuta, the capital, by leaders of the community, Mr Michael Abiose and Mr Williams Olayode, the Ketu Advancement Forum (KAF), speaking for indigenes, regretted that Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s administration has failed to protect them.

The statement reads:

“For us, as Ketu people located in Ogun State by God, the present administration under Governor Amosun, as the Chief Security Officer, has failed us.

“We (bear) great frustration and agony in our hearts because neither the governor nor his officials has done anything to rescue us from the renewed siege of Fulani herdsmen, who started (attacks) on our communities in October, 2017.

“Without going into the hostilities of over 15 years, all of which the state is well aware of, we like to tell the world that most communities in Ketu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) have come under renewed siege of Fulani herdsmen in the past five months.

“Our farmers have been sent away from their farms, over 30 primary schools have been shut down, health facilities closed and economic activities paralysed.

“The climax of it started on December 10, last year, when innocent aged women were attacked and macheted in-between Moro and Eegelu villages for their refusal to submit themselves to be raped by heartless herdsmen.

“Nine days after, on December 19, last year, the marauding herdsmen were out on their evil mission again, killing Mr. Olabisi Tangu Afolabi and setting his body ablaze at Oosada village. To add sorrow to the Christmas celebrations, they struck again on December 25, last tear, and murdered Mr. Adegoke Olude at Ogunba Ayetoro.

“However, with the active collaboration of our vigilantes, three of the suspected killers, namely Mohammed Bello (40), Muhammed Momoh (30) and Yisau Umoru (18), were arrested and later paraded by Police Commissioner Ahmed Illyasu with an AK-47 rifle, pieces of 0.8mm live ammunition, 26 live cartridges and two sharp cutlasses, all recovered from them.

“The world may also wish to note that three days after a stakeholders’ meeting convened by Ketu LCDA on January 25, at the instance of the police commissioner and Ketu Advancement Forum (KAF), which was attended by herdsmen, the herdsmen broke loose again into our farms, hewing down palm and teak trees for their herds to graze on.

“Surprisingly, when the residents inspected the damage done to their farms, the herders again opened fire on them and many residents sustained gunshots wounds of varying degree. This incident was well documented at the Police Area Command Office at Ilaro.

“While the residents and the police are working together on the matter, there is nowhere that we, the people at the centre of the assault, have come in contact with what the state government is doing to protect us, no matter how little.

“And Yoruba elders, in their wisdom, say you cannot shave somebody’s head without his consent and without his knowledge.

“Presently, the atmosphere is charged as areas, like Ikotun, Ologiri, Akeru, Ilukan, Ijege and Ajibode have continued to come under the influx of herds.

“Therefore, the governor can no longer continue to turn a blind eye and deaf ears to the tense situation. We insist that there is no land for open grazing in our LCDA…”

7 thoughts on “Unrest In Ketu As Herdsmen Kill 2, Injure 7

  1. And the long cap yeye govrnor amosu who romances the daura clown everytime is now an object of ridule.herdsmen will.soon capture big plot by govt house.then u go know hw far.sell outs

  2. Nobody can defend himself from people bearing weapons when he is not fully armed. Its high time farmers begin to bear arms. These herdsmen will never stop because they have the support of the government. Turn your plowshares to swords and be battle ready. Send them back to hell where they belong. If they continue to go unchallenged, they will take over your 4owns and villages. Food scarcity is looming

  3. These herdsmen are terrorists in disguise. Only fronting with herds. Ogun state government should proffer security for her people.

  4. dont speak again my people, take up guns not only AK 47-blow them with their cows aways, we are not herdmens tradition ,we are farmers, so let them stay in their brothers state hausa that welcome their forefathers inn, 150-200 yrs ago. the evil things, new comers from other African country, comeing to kill and go away with it.fight back,that not their land, even police come or Gov.come gun him down,cos when water pass garri he will come out to say we are brothers. we cant be brothers with race that kill human and love animal than human. we have nothing in common with them, only thing that join us ,is this force marriage call naija.

  5. People should defend themselves.
    These people should get guns. Or disarm these fulanis and use their guns on them.

  6. The answer to all these nonsense is restructuring. Nigerian nation must be restructured if permanent peace is to be attained. Or else, all the youths of this nation should rise up against this herdsmen atrocities. Enough should be enough.

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