The co_ ordinator of OPC in Oyo state Comrade Rotimi Olumo expressed his dissatisfaction while speaking with newsmen in ibadan Oyo state capital yesterday. He said that he received a distress call by the chairman of OPC in that area in the mid night that Fulani herdsmen has taken over IGANGAN town in Oyo state.
Comrade Rotimi Olumo said that ever since the time that Isikilu Wakili was arrested by OPC members there had never been a day in ibarapa land that innocent citizens are not killed. I can tell you that the security situation in ibarapa land is very warrision.
Olumo, wondered why the federal government will fold his arms and allow Fulani herdmen to be killings Yorubas in our fathers land.
He said that he was surprised when he heard that the palace of Asi gangan of Igangan land was burnt by Fulani herdsmen in ibarapa yesterday. He said that both the federal and the state government should not fold their arms about the present situation.
According to Olumo the government should give OPC the full power to resist the Fulani herdsmen in Oyo state. We arrested and handed over WAKILI to the police some months ago. I can tell you that up till now Three of our members are still in police custody because of WAKILI. I can tell you categorically that it’s WAKILI boys that is behind several kidnapping and other atrocities been committed in ibarapa land.
Comrade Rotimi Olumo said that he has instructed all his members in ibarapa land to resist any further attack in ibarapa land. We need the support of the state government to equip Amotekun with modern equipment that can tackle the menaces of Fulani herdsmen.
He also advise members of the public to give useful information to OPC because we have all what it takes both physical and spiritually to resist Fulani herdsmen in the south region of the country. The Government should not practice nepotism where the Fulani are shown to be above and superior to other ethnic groups.
OPC is ready to assist all security agencies in making sure that peace reigns in all nooks and crannies of Oyo state. He also advised all traditional rulers in the South West to support and compliment the effort of OPC. He also said that traditional rulers has a vital roles in making sure that there’s peace in the south west.