President Muhammad Buhari has instructed Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to flush out all criminals within the state, particularly these within the forest reserves.
This was contained in an announcement by the Ondo State Info Commissioner, Donald Ojogo, after the Governor’s assembly with the President on the State Home, Abuja on Wednesday.
Governor Akeredolu failed to talk to State Home correspondents on the finish of his shut doorways assembly with the President at Aso Rock in Abuja
The assertion mentioned that Governor Akeredolu briefed the President relating to the precarious safety scenario within the South West area, particularly his state throughout the assembly.
It mentioned the assembly was centered on the difficulty of safety within the Southwest and Ondo State particularly.
“It was an enormous alternative for the governor to place the information straight as regards the misguided impression that Governor Akeredolu had requested all Fulani and herdsmen to vacate the state.
“The assembly afforded each leaders a fantastic window to discover ingenious strategies to deal with the difficulty of insecurity within the area.
“Specifically, Governor Akeredolu sought and, certainly, obtained the President’s help and encouragement to flush out criminals within the forests of Ondo State.”
Following the excessive fee of kidnappings, raping of girls and killings allegedly being dedicated by criminals hiding in forests throughout Ondo State, Governor Akeredolu had given herdsmen a seven-day ultimatum to vacate the areas.
However in a swift response, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation of Nigeria cried out over the governor’s directive resulting in Presidency’s assertion by means of the Senior Particular Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, cautioning Akeredolu towards the transfer, saying the herders can not depart the forests for any cause.
And final Monday, the Charman of Nigerian Governors Discussion board and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi at a gathering mentioned Akeredolu’s assertion was misinterpreted.
Fayemi insisted that Governor Akaredolu can not ask Fulani to vacate Ondo State.
The problem of insecurity allegedly being perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen has generated lots of issues within the South west in current days.
Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho had over the weekend made good his earlier menace on the eviction of Fulani neighborhood from Igangan, a city in Ibarapa Native Authorities Space of Oyo State.