OPC Tells Fulani Herdsmen And Niger Delta Militants That Enough Is Enough


Fulani herdsmen

By Ademola Babalola in Ibadan

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), on Sunday  condemned what it called unwarranted, diabolical and fatal attacks on Yorubaland and its people as well as other non-indigenous inhabitants by Fulani herdsmen and
Niger-Delta militants, saying enough is enough.

The group made the condemnation in a statement signed by the spokesperson of its National Coordinating Council (NCC), Comrade Sina Akinpelu, and made available to journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

It will be recalled that for two times last week some communities in Ogun and Lagos States came under attack by people suspected to be Niger Delta militants leaving many dead and injured.

While stating that the Yoruba people are peace loving and accommodating people which has led to the towns and cities grow in leaps and bounds, Akinpelu warned that the
openness and hospitality of the race should not be misconstrued for docility.

According to him, the OPC is able and ever ready to match force with force if that should be the only solution to the incessant attacks on Yorubaland.

He then called on the attackers and those that are aspiring to attack Yorubaland or its interests to have a rethink, stating that there will be immediate and far-reaching reprisals, the
type of which is easier imagined than experienced.

He stated further while the group recognizes the right of all people to self-determination, it also believe that such right should not infringe on the rights of others, particularly the peace-loving and amiable Yoruba people.

Akinpelu then appealed to Northern and Niger-Delta elders and leaders to call their people to order, insisting that no group or race has monopoly of violence.

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