Akure monarch asks Buhari to call herdsmen to order


On the heels of the recent clash between herdsmen and a farmer at the secretariat of the Akure South Local Government, the Deji and paramount ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to give urgent attention to the incessant attacks by herdsmen in his domain.

Aladelusi who spoke via a press statement issued by his media aide, Michael Adeyeye condemned the activities of the herdsmen who attacked the council secretariat.

“Oba Aladetoyinbo wish to describe the invasion as barbaric, provocative and an attempt to stir up trouble in the peaceful city of Akure.

“Oba Aladetoyinbo wondered why the herdsmen would have chosen to lead their cattle to graze on the farmland belonging to the council if not an attempt to create crisis in town.

“The herdsmen went as far as injuring staffs of the council who had made frantic efforts to prevent the wanton destruction carried out on the farm,” part of the statement read.

He aslo cited the earlier attack on the farm of Chief Olu Falae, saying “Akure people can no longer tolerate the excesses of these herdsmen who are now making live unbearable with their nefarious attitudes.”

The monarch also called on the state governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu to take proactive measures in curbing the menace as the chief security officer of the state.

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