Following the fresh eviction notice issued by Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho to killer Fulani herdsmen across Yorubaland, a traditional ruler in Kwara state, the Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Mohammed Oloyede Gbadamosi has said that the Fulani herdsmen within his domain will not leave. The traditional ruler said he has made Fulanis in his domain indigenes of Offa because many of them have become accustomed to the way of life in Offa. Recall that Sunday Igboho issued the fresh eviction notice after killer herdsmen invaded Igangan and killed many. He said he will ensure compliance to the order across Yorubaland.
However, speaking in a short video clip, the Olofa of Offa said, “in Yorubaland, we have Hausas and Fulanis. We need to communicate with them in every possible language they understand. Some of them do not understand, Yoruba, Fulani or Hausa and you say you will chase them away from Yorubaland. Where do you want them to go? The Seriki fulani that you are seeing here, does not understand any other language apart from Yoruba. If we now go and burn his house and ask him to leave, [it would be unfair].”
Speaking further, he said, “since that is the case, they have become accustomed to Offa and I have given them indigeneship of Offa. And I have directed the [police] DPO to prevent anybody from harassing them as Fulanis. I want peace in Offa. I want all the 16 local governments to see that Offa is peaceful, there is no conflict, we are living together in harmony, so they will copy how we did it. We are not chasing any Fulani or Bororo away, and we are not stopping them from grazing their cattle. We will only give them guidelines.”
Below is the YouTube link of his statement