Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has stated that he warned about the menace of herdsmen and kidnappers long before it started.
Fayose however advised that leaders need to put the security of the people first before party loyalty.
“I warned against kidnappings & herdsmen menace now bedeviling the S/West & Nigeria long ago”, he said.
“We have now become conquered people & we will remained (sic) defenseless except our leaders & Govs desist from wanting to be seen as ‘Cabal Yes Men’ at the expense of well-being of the people,” he said.
“I warned against kidnappings & herdsmen menace now bedeviling the S/West & Nigeria long ago.
The former governor added:
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“We have now become conquered people & we will remained defenseless except our leaders & Govs desist from wanting to be seen as “Cabal Yes Men” at the expense of well-being of the people.
Meanwhile, Yinka Odumakin, the National Publicity secretary of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, advised Yorubas to fake to traditional ways to fight the menace of herdsmen in their region.
Odumakin said: “The governors had a summit in Ibadan yesterday (Tuesday) where they attempted to play down what confronts South-West today. One of the governors that spoke for almost 32 minutes didn’t mention anything on insecurity in Yorubaland.
“And these are the governors that were saying Zamfara is the worst hit and that insecurity is a general problem. Twenty-four hours after the summit, we are seeing this happening.
“When they rose from their meeting, they issued their communiqué.
“There is nothing special about the communiqué and nothing can come out of it. The essence of the summit was not to address the problem but to just pretend that something is being done.
“But clearly, at this point now, the Yoruba people should know now that their fate lies with them.
“Like Afenifere said a week ago, the Yoruba should activate their traditional self-defence system now because, like Theophilus Danjuma said to this country a few weeks back, the people depending on official protection to defend them in this situation now, they will all die one by one.”