A socio cultural group, Kiriji Heritage Defenders, on Wednesday raised the alarm over alleged incursion into Osun by some Fulani herders expelled from Kwara cities early this week.
The Director Normal of the group, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, in an announcement obtained in Osogbo, stated the herdsmen that had been prevented from staying in Offa and Ipe cities within the state had been sighted in some villages in Odo Otin Native Authorities Space of Osun state.
Ekundayo then urged the state authorities to right away mobilise each standard and unconventional safety brokers to villages alongside Osun and Kwara boundary to evict the suspect earlier than they perpetrate any crime.
The assertion learn in components, “We convey it to the discover of Osun State Authorities that a truck load of suspected herdsmen and cows intercepted by the residents of Offa and Ipe in Kwara State on Tuesday are stated to be coming into Odo Otin Native Authorities Space of Osun state.
“Odo Otin is at Osun boundary with Kwara State and when the herdsmen had been prevented from staying in Kwara, there was no safety presence on the Osun finish to cease them from penetrating the state.
“We advise Osun State Authorities to mobilise all safety teams; each standard and unconventional ones, to storm the world and flush out these suspects earlier than they begin inflicting one other havoc.”
When contacted, the spokesperson for Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, stated the command heard that some herders had been coming into the world.
“However we’re monitoring our border communities. No trigger for alarm. We’re monitoring all cities and villages and I can guarantee you that our males are monitoring and until this second, no incursion into the state,” Opalola stated.
Additionally, the Commandant, Osun Amotekun Corps, Brig. Gen. Basir Adewinbi (retd.), stated the organisation was conscious that some Fulani herdsmen wished to enter the state.
Adewinbi stated, “However we’ve deployed to the world. Other than Odo Otin, we’re additionally working onerous to make sure that these herders prevented from staying in Ondo state don’t enter into Osun.”