Herdsmen killings in Oyo: North wants war in Nigeria – Gani Adams




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The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams Sunday stated in clear terms that with the killing of 50 people in Igangan town, Ibarapa, Oke Ogun area of , is evident that is imminent in the country.

Adams, while condemning the gruesome murder of innocent of the town warned Fulani herdsmen and to stay away from the southwest or be ready to face stiff resistance.

The killings in the early hours of Sunday brought the entire Igangan town and its environs to its knees with 50 people, cars burnt and 20 houses razed.

After news of the killings and destruction filtered in, with gory videos of the massacre, Adams said the North had waged against the Southwest.

He said the North had unleashed terror the region, stressing the need for the people to rise and defend themselves “without looking back”.

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“In a situation like this, you rise and defend yourself. Where are the police when the started killing people in Igangan today?

“Even the palace of Asigangan of Igangan land, Oba Adewuyi Olaoye, was not spared and the monarch, according to reports had been whisked away by the .

“Three days ago,the Director-General of Southwest Security Network Amotekun, Gen. Kunle Togun(Retd) raised the alarm that herdsmen had invaded the southwest.

“I corroborated his statements and called for urgent surveillance across the southwest. Now with the recent onslaught Igangan people, is evident that the Fulani herdsmen are on a predetermined mission to , maim and decimate the southwest.

“This is one killing too many, I will not fold my arms seeing the blood of innocent people being shed like is in Igangan.

“Now that North had declared on the Southwest, we will never silent or compromise on the homicide going on in the southwest. I want to charge all the in the Southwest, as well as the traditional rulers to rise to this occasion.”


The Yoruba generalissimo warned criminal herders to stay away from the region, as the Southwest can no longer accommodate killers. He maintained that and other local security operatives will continue to ensure that the region is safe for .

“Those killed in Igangan town have their families and friends, there is blood flowing in their veins and in a moment their lives were cut short by killer herdsmen and bandits in their home”.

Adams disclosed that information at his disposal indicates that bandits and killer herdsmen have invaded the Southwest thus pushing the security outfits to the wall.

He urged all the to beef up the security of their respective states in order to provide adequate security for the people of the region.