– Nigerians have been asked to take things easy as it relates to the herdsmen menace
– The call was made by Fatai Owoseni, special adviser to Oyo state governor on security matter
– Specifically, he asked people to responsible for their comments especially on social media
In a subtle warning to Nigerians, Fatai Owoseni has declared that war can be devastating and that it respects no one.
Owoseni who is the special adviser to Oyo state governor on security matter, consequently urged Nigerians generally to be cautious in their speech and not beat drums of war.
Channels TV reports that he disclosed during an interview on Channels Television Breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily.
According to him, people must learn to take responsibilities for their actions.
“We must restore confidence in our people and not for people to make reckless comments. Both ways, people are saying Sunday Igboho has said things which ought not to have been said. And we have some people who are being paid with public funds also responding on behalf of a socio-cultural group. Is that reasonable? Is that responsible at all?
“All of us must guide what we say. If we continue to drum the beats of war – If we are talking of war, we don’t know where war will start and we don’t know where it will end. Some of them have not seen it before. Some of us have seen it before. If you think that when it happens you have where to run to. It may not be so.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the presidency has reacted to the order by the Oyo state government to the police to arrest Sunday Adeyemo (fondly known as Igboho).
Igboho, famed for participating actively in the Modakeke-Ife war, recently gave a quit notice to herdsmen occupying the Ibarapa area of the state.
After several warnings by the Governor Seyi Makinde-led government, an arrest warrant has been issued for the warlord and his followers.
Earlier, Igboho dared the government of Oyo state to arrest him following his “leave” order to Fulani herders in Igangan community.
Igboho on Friday, January 22, stormed the town in Ibarapa East local government area of Oyo state after the expiration his seven-day ultimatum to the Fulani herders mandating them to vacate the community.
Legit.ng recalled that the secessionist had a week ago visited the community to issue quit notice to herdsmen residents in the area after accusing them of perpetrating criminal activities.
He was reportedly said to have insisted that Seriki, a popular herder, must leave the town, saying so many people fingered him to be behind the insecurity in the area.