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Herdsmen: Oyo community begs Sunday Igboho for help, says Amotekun has failed


Residents of Kajola village through Ayete within the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State have known as Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also referred to as Sunday Igboho, to return to their rescue from a gaggle of armed herdsmen headed by one Iskilu Wakil.

One of the farmers within the village, Peter David, alleged in an interview with Punch on Sunday that Wakil and his fellow armed Fulani males had pushed away farmers from the village since they served him a discovery to stop.

David stated authorities safety companies, together with Amotekun Corps, had did not confront Wakil, accused of getting refined weapons and terrorising the villagers.

He stated the individuals had been struggling incessant assaults and destruction of their farms from Wakil and his gang for lengthy and added they’d requested him to vacate their land when the Seriki Fulani in Igangan, Salihu Abdukadir, was given a stop discovery by Igboho.

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David, who owns a farm in Kajola village, narrated that the individuals, who got here from Ayete at hand over the stop discover to the Fulani chief, narrowly escaped as a result of they have been properly fortified.

He stated, “When the disaster began in Igangan, the homeowners of the land the place Wakil is staying additionally stated he ought to go away. Those ones have been attacked and so they ran again.

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“Just just a few of us are nonetheless round; all the ladies and kids and a few males have fled the village. Even these of us within the village additionally go to the city at night time.

“Some troopers got here and we have been advised the Fulani didn’t permit them (troopers) to enter their settlement. They have been stated to have mentioned with them on the street however they weren’t allowed into their settlement.

“We are pleading with Chief Sunday Igboho to come to our rescue. The police and Amotekun have refused to help us. So, we will appreciate it if he can come here also to help us.”

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The Asawo of Ayete, Oba Emmanuel Okeniyi, had earlier advised Punch that Wakil had change into a terror to the villagers.

The Commandant of Amotekun in Oyo State, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd.), stated he was not conscious of the villagers’ claims.

The Police Public Relations Officer within the state, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, had additionally earlier suggested the individuals within the space report anyone constituting a risk to them to the police within the space.