Fulanis are looking for war at all costs in Yorubaland, says Afenifere
Tje pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has said people of Fulani extraction are deliberately provoking their Yoruba hosts in order to cause war in the Southwest
He said this following the recent violence which erupted at Shasha market, Ibadan, Oyo State and the recent killings in the South-West by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The Shasha crisis which started last Thursday was reportedly triggered by the death of a Yoruba cobbler by a Hausa cart pusher
The cart pusher and a pregnant woman were said to be having an altercation when the cobbler tried to mediate between the duo to end the dispute.
The cart pusher, however, reportedly stabbed the cobbler to death in the process.
This led to crisis in the community between the Hausa and the Yoruba.
But speaking with newsmen on Monday, Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, said the Fulani are looking for war, hence their orchestration of violence in some South-West states.
“Fulanis are looking for war, that’s why there has been unceased and orchestrated violence in Ondo, Oyo states and these are signs that they are looking for war at all cost. Look at the Shasha killings, it’s uncalled for and after they have finished perpetrating the atrocities, they took to their heels, they are running away in droves.
“Their herdsmen are in the forests, their market men and women are causing violence in the market places and Garba Shehu says if the president talks, he will be seen as a talkative. So it’s clear what they are looking for, they want to throw Yorubaland into some war; we are being careful about this because we know what they want.
“That was what (Sani) Abacha was planning to do in his days while he was throwing money all over the world and people are saying Abacha did not steal, he was throwing money to fight South-West. They want to perpetrate this agenda and we know what they are planning to do.”