By Fatimah Adedeji
Oyo State government has been admonished to implement and enforce the Anti-Grazing law in order to checkmate the excesses and evil activities by the Fulani’s herder in the state.
Farmers Ambassador in the state, Chief Azeez Maboreje gave the admonition while speaking with newsmen on the issue in Ibadan.
According to him, the implementation of the of Anti Grazing law will assist government to checkmate the excesses of Fulani herders across the state, while at the other hand generates more fund for the Ministry of Agriculture through registration of their cows and boost the farming economic system in the state.
According to him, the Fulanis herders have continued to perpetrate their evils on farmers due to non implementation of the anti – grazing law, adding that many farmers across the state have been victim of herders at their various farms.
Chief Maboreje gave an instance of a 38 years old farmer Mr Azeez Rahman who was brutally murdered in his farm by unknown herder along Igangan axis in Ibarapa on the 23rd of February 2020.
He recalled that the former chairman of Miyetti Allah Alhaji Yakub while speaking on behalf of other members during the Public hearing on Amotekun Bill urged the government to include the Fulanis among the Amotekun security members, the move he describes as uncalled for.
Said he, the Fulani’s herders should not be recruited among the Operation Amotekun corps reason been that they are betrayers and will compromise the entire system “.
The farmers Ambassador urged the state government to recruit only Yorubas and farmers and into the security outfit to stop the killing of farmers by the herders in the state.
With the way the police in Ogboro, Saki East handled the case between our member Alhazan and the Fulani herder who destroyed his 100 hectares farm, we suspect that there is a collaboration between the police and Fulani.
Maboreje called for more cooperation and support for the state government to enable it achieve success at the end of the day.