By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo
The apex body of Ileogbo indigenes, in Ayedire local government of Osun state, Ileogbo Unity Forum has berated Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi, Telu 1, for inviting fulani herdsmen to come and settle down in Iwo, saying, it’s intent and purpose is capable of engerdering an influx of all manner of Fulani herdsmen into the three local governments that made up of Iwo federal constituency.
The group in a release jointly issued and signed by the union National president, Mr. Anthony Owolabi FCS and Dr. Ayokunle Adedokun, social and publicity secretary noted that, the decision of the monarch will by implication constitute unimaginable threat to security of lives and property of the people in the area.
According to the union, though there is freedom of movement guilded every Nigerian irrespective of tribes and believe , but the ancient town of Ileogbo will not subscribed to influx of the Fulani herdsmen into any part of Ayedire, Iwo and Olaoluwa local government in general and Ileogbo kingdom in particular.
They noted that, the threat the invite will posed on the people of the area would be second to none.
“It’s with pains and bitterness that will recall the bitter experience of the past which led to the attack of old ileogbo by Fulani mercenaries that were contracted by iwo community to wage war on the ancient town of ileogbo around 1820, the repeat of which will don’t want to experienced again”.
” While assuring all law abiding fulani’s who have been residing in Ileogbo kingdom for ages of our continued hospitality, we urged them not to play host to criminal elements who may want to infiltrate their ranks for purpose of perpetrating their evil acts, we want peace and developments in Ileogbo” the release concluded.