The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland and the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Chief Gani Adams, has said the OPC would not tolerate herdsmen vigilantes in Yorubaland.
Adams, who was reacting to reports of Fulani vigilantes operating in the region, said, “We will not accept the use of herdsmen either for private or public security in the region. We are not threatening. It is not our style. Any member of the OPC that threatens is not a genuine member. But we are saying this is our position on the matter.”
“A Yoruba man cannot wake up in the North to do this. There is no single Yoruba in CJTF in Maiduguri, Borno State.’’
Also speaking on the development, a faction of the OPC (New Era), under the leadership of Razak Arogundade, said, “The Alaafin of Oyo and the Ooni of Ife have both met the President over the rising insecurity in the country. South-West governors have also held meetings. We are only awaiting the outcome of all the meetings.
“We want the President to know that the Yoruba are not cowards. We only make adequate preparations. We could spend seven years to prepare for a war of seven days. Our structures are intact and we are prepared: both the OPC and the Agbekoya are ready. Anytime from now, they will see our hands.”