Coalition of Northern elders appeal to Hausa/Fulani youths to remain calm

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Coalition of Northern Elders for and Development (CNEPD), has appealed to Hausa/Fulani youths to remain calm with respect to happenings in Oyo and Ondo states.

Ondo State government last week asked herdsmen not registered to vacate its Forest reserves while a quit notice issued to in Oyo state by Sunday Adeyemo otherwise known as Igboho.

coalition of elders noted reprisals on some select ethnic group will only exacerbate .

It condemned burning of home, livestock and cars of Sarkin Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir by some youths in the state.

In a statement by its National Coordinator, Engr. Zana Goni, the coalition cautioned youths across the country against engaging in acts of violence.

While suing for national unity and tolerance in the country, the coalition called for the and of those who burnt down Abdulkadir’ home, cars and his livestock.

The statement said: “We condemn in totally the senseless, provocative and disturbing act of arson targeted at the home of the Sarkin Fulani of Oyo State, Alh. Saliu Abdulkadir, by youths suspected to be Yoruba.

“As elders, we are alarmed the home of the Sarkin,his livestock and 11 cars would be burnt in manner at a time the country needs urgent healing and reconciliation.

“We maintain violence remains inimical to the progress of any society and her people, as it retards socio-economic development on all fronts.

“Furthermore, we wish to make a passionate appeal to all the Fulani and Hausa youths in the to once again disappoint this enemies of national unity by remaining peaceful and wait for government to act in a manner that will bring justice to those affected.”

They tasked operatives to go after perpetrators of the wicked act, even as they insisted that around the Hausa/Fulani community in the state be heightened, to avoid further needless attacks.

“We charge the and other enforcement operatives to ensure adequate protection for the Hausa/Fulani community in the state, who may be prone to further attacks.

“Finally, we wish to commend the Governor of Oyo state on his stands on the incident; the order to Mr Sunday Igboho. We also urge the Oyo State government to activate measures to compensate all those affected by this mindless act, to assuage their pain,” the elders said.

The Nation