Save Us From Killer Fulani Herdsmen!’ – Ogun Communities Cry Out


Rural communities in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State have cried out to the Federal Government and security agencies to save them from killer Fulani herdsmen who have continuously carried out attacks against indigenes of the area.

Indigenes of the communities raised the alarm when a delegation of the Ogun Conference, a religious group led by Dr Shegun Jayesimi visited the communities to access the level of destruction allegedly carried out in the area by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

The communities, about eight in number, include Oke Odo, Oke Oyo, Ishada, Onitoro, Arugba, Ori Oke, and Shongo.

According to reports, residents of the communities recounted their loses while taking the delegates round the villages especially Shongo where more than 35 houses including worship centers were burnt by the killer Fulani herdsmen.

A traditional ruler in the area, the Onujo of Ijowo, Oba Rasaq Adewusi, complained that the problem of Fulani herdsmen attack is a persistent challenge to the people of the area whom he said lose their lives, farmland, and property in waves of attacks.

The traditional ruler therefore challenged the police and other law enforcement agencies to live up to their responsibility by fishing out and prosecuting the killers to serve as a deterrent to others.