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OPC Boss Urges Southwest Governors to Follow Suit on Ekiti Anti-Grazing Law



Abdulrofiu Agboola, Osogbo


The National Coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, has challenged the governors in the country most especially in the Southwestern region to key into the anti-grazing law recently passed by the Ekiti state House of Assembly and the state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.

The law which prevents herdsmen from carrying weapons was indeed described by the leader of the group as good step in the right direction, saying the initiative ought to be applauded by all right-thinking people across the country.

This was contained in a release made available to CityMirrorNews by the leader of the group in Osogbo.

The OPC boss who decried over the incessant criminal activities of the Fulani herdsmen in the country most especially in the Southwest, said the time has come for every reasonable government to prevent the situation squarely.

He bemoaned over what he regarded as unprofessional security disposition in the region, stressing that all hands must be on deck to urgently avert the proliferation of such criminality in the country.

According to Adams, “It is no longer news that the herdsmen have been acting with impunity in communities across the southwest. They have killed, robbed and raped hapless citizens without any action taken against them by the security agencies.

“Going by the wicked records of Fulani herdsmen who have turned the clean and clear rivers of their host communities in the southwest area of the country into rivers that flow with human blood, the action of Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose and the state House of Assembly to pass the anti-grazing bill in the state is highly commendable.

He lamented on the danger portends by the seeming insecurity and helplessness being encountered by the people in the host communities, saying the occurrence had posed unrest to the relative peaceful coexistence of Nigerians.

Otunba Adams said, “These days, not a day passes without a fresh news about the dastardly activities of these men breaking from the killing in Enugu, to Kaduna and other parts of the country, it is the same sad story every day.

“Ekiti State has set the pace and showed us how to stop the senseless killings.

“I want to implore other state governors, especially in the southwest, to follow this laudable example and pass similar law that will restrict these herdsmen from their wicked and evil actions.

“We all must remember that cattle business is a private business with private interest.

“Therefore, it should not be made to look to enjoy any special favour by the government. The carrying and use of automatic weapons by herdsmen should be outlawed and Ekiti State has shown the way”, he added.