Armed herdsmen have started Guerrilla Warfare in Yorubaland
By Bunmi Odu
Armed Fulani men have launched Guerrilla attack on Yoruba terrotories, Agbekoya has said
The group said the network of armed Fulani herdsmen have a well coordinated group that have launched insurgency in order to vanquish Yorubaland.
In a statement made available to Irohinoodua the President-General, Agbekoya Farmers Association, Chief Kamorudeen Okikiola said the armed guerrilla are already operating across the six Yoruba states including Kwara, Kogi and Itsekiri territories.
He said the incursion into Yoruba territories and the mode of operations of the armed men was a clear indication that they have started guerrilla warfare on Yoruba territories.
The statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olatunji Bandele, quoted the President-General of the association, Chief Kamorudeen Okikiola, as saying thay following the exit of Seriki Fulani, Mahmoud Waziri came to the town and started mobilising his people for covert attacks on Yorubaland.
Agbekoya said two farmers were murdered after they were ambushed by armed Fulani men.
Agbekoya stated “The kingpin, Mahmoud regrouped the killer-herdsmen and bandits, armed them with dangerous weapons to retaliate the exit of Seriki Fulani from Igangan who is now living in a village in Kwara State.
He said “Though the kingpin is now on the run, his killer-herdsmen are perpetuating havoc, killing farmers and innocent citizens in Ibarapa area of Oyo State.
Agbekoya said it will not “relent until all these criminals terrorising Yorubaland are flushed out.
“The farmers’ body, however, called on farmers in the South-West to avoid going to their farms alone, but ensure that they go to their farms in groups, ready to counter any sudden attack by the bandits and killer-herdsmen.
“The killer-herdsmen have launched guerrilla warfare on Yorubaland and we should be alert and be very strategic in dislodging them wherever they are located in the South-West.
“We are using this medium to call on other security stakeholders, traditional rulers, South-West governors, politicians and Yoruba leaders to rise up to face the insecurity situation in the region.
“We are also calling on the northern governors and leaders to take positive steps in calling the killer-herdsmen and bandits terrorising South-West to order.
“If the situation persists, Agbekoya will not hesitate to launch a full-scale war against armed herdsmen, kidnappers and bandits.”