The Eselu of Iseluland in Oja-Odan, in the Yewa-North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi, has said he will release his traditional warriors against Fulani herdsmen if government refuses to stop them from attacking his community.
The monarch spoke on Tuesday while addressing some farmers who marched to his palace to report their agonies and tale of woes in the hands of the herders.
Akinyemi said some Fulani herdsmen had returned to his community in large numbers after the Government of Benin Republic allegedly sent them away from their country.
According to the monarch, the herders settled in Iselu, Oja-Odan and its environs with over 8,000 cattle feeding on his people’s farmland.
He said, “Since I have been on the throne, this has always been a problem we have been trying to tame, but because of the stubbornness of these herdsmen, it has become so difficult to tame them.
“We can’t take it anymore. The soldiers in the Republic of Benin have chased them out and they have now seen our community as an alternative at the expense of the peace of our people.