The Seriki Fulani of Igua in Yewa North LGA of Ogun State, Adamu Ibrahim, has claimed that over 100 Fulani herdsmen were killed in the area within the last five years.
The Seriki Fulani accused communities like Asa, Agbon Ojodu and others along Oja-Odan axis of killing many cows and herdsmen.
According to the Fulani leaders, the killing in the past five years have led to the current crisis rocking the communities.
Adamu Ibrahim also stated that the herders and their cows were allegedly killed for no just reason.
He said: “If you continue beating somebody every day, one day the person will try to beat you back. That is a Yoruba proverb and it is what is manifesting in Yewa North at the moment. The people of Asa, Agbon Ojodu and other places along Oja-Odan in Yewa North have continued to kill our people in the past five to six years. We keep reporting to the police commissioner at Eleweran but nothing changes. Over 100 Fulani herdsmen were killed in those areas and an uncountable number of cows were also killed.
“I used to have records of these casualties, but everything was burnt recently.”
Speaking on Kidnapping and killing in the state, the Fulani leader denied knownledge of the killers and the kidnappers.
“We don’t know those who are killing and kidnapping people. They are not our people. They are Fulani from Nigeria, but not those who are our members,” he said in Yoruba language.
“We have been in this area for 40 years and we love peace to reign. We want an end to these crises. Let us live like brothers and sisters.”