Pan-Yoruba group leader Afenifere, has reacted following the statement released by the Area Consultative Forum.
The group warned the SouthWest governors to stop the attacks on Fulanis in their states because it meant lead to reprisal attacks in the North part of the country.
In a statement released by its publicity secretary, Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere said they have gone to great length to ensure peace and has appealed to their “pained people” to be law abiding.
However, he stated that the Yoruba people will not be threatened in their own land and that the Fulanis provokes and harass their people on a daily.
Tead the statement,
“While we have gone to a great length to sue for peace and have appealed to our pained people to be law-abiding even with the daily provocations of the Fulani and harassment of our people, we frown at the very arrogant and insulting ACF statement, especially their reference to the event of 1966.
We must make it clear to them that they cannot threaten us with a war at this stage as we will not provoke war but never are we going to run for anybody on our land.
We are miffed that a body like ACF that has never shown any remorse over the killing of our people can open their mouths anyhow now because there are consequences for the irresponsible actions of their people.
We advise them to call their criminals to order and not expect our people to sheepishly wait to be killed by those who value cow lives more than human beings.”
We do not want a repeat of 1966 event but if there are people plotting such event again, the rain will be over their heads.”