The Council of Concerned Youths of Nigeria has expressed their sadness and dissatisfaction over the numerous criminal acts of fulina Herdsmen in Ondo state, and the recent rape of an elderly woman. Giving Governor Rotimi Akeredolu a one month ultimatum to fish out the perpetrators.
This is contained in a Press statement signed by their National President, Pastor Olumide Akinrinlola. Made available to nigeriancablenews.com
Below is the statement unedited;
It is satanic. It is an act that can only be perpetrated by agents of darkness. We condemn this act and we are saying no to criminality in Ondo State .
These cattle rearers are supposed to be herdsmen but instead, they have suddenly turned rapists and murderers, a threat to our peaceful coexistence.
It is very unfortunate that Ondo State government is not saying anything about this evil act against her citizens. This is the second occurrence in Odigbo local government area of Ondo State within a month. The first was that these herdsmen cut off the head of a farmer on his own farm land when he pleaded with them not to graze their animals on his farm to avoid destruction of the crops and the latest was that a 72 year old woman was raped on her farmland after the woman asked them not to allow the cattle destroy her farmland and till now , the governor has not issued a stern statement to condemn this act and assure her citizens of their safety.
There are lot of similar crime activities in some part of Ondo State that were not given public attention because maybe the media did not report them or are not aware of them.
Our people are now afraid to go to their farmland to work and those people going are now going in group. Security of our people is now in jeopardy.
On this note, as the national president of the council of concerned youths of Nigeria, (cocyon ) , and as an indigene of Ondo Stste , we are using this medium to give one month notice to the state government under the leadership of Arakunrin Akeredolu to;
1) Fish out the perpetrators of the latest Rape & murder cases and make the face the full consequences according to the law.
2) Prepare a bill to be sent to the state house of Assembly for consideration against the indiscriminate grazing of cattle on our farmland in order to curtail this widespread evil by the fulani herdsmen in Ondo State.
Otherwise, the Ondo state chapter of the council of concerned youths of Nigeria will embark on a mega protests on Lagos Benin express way in Ore and we shall paralyse vehicular activities on that road. We will ensure no vehicles coming from the east, south south or from Lagos or those going to Akure will be allowed to drive through if the state government did not do anything after the expiration of one month notice counting from today 28/8/2017.
Pst Olumide Akinrinlola National President Council of concerned youth of Nigeria (cocyon)