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Bashir Tofa, an elder statement has warned that the herdsmen crisis in the south can lead to a revenge against southerners living in the north,
Tofa sounded the alarm as a reaction to an instigation against Fulani residents fuelled by the activities of Yoruba grassroot influencer, Sunday Adeyemo better known as Sunday Igboho.
Igboho had in January enforced a quit notice against Fulanis in Ibarapa local government, Oyo State before heading to Ogun State on Monday.
One person has been reported dead from the violence that trailed Igboho’s visit.
In a statement on Tuesday, Tofa condemned the violence and called on the government to mange the tension.
He said, “The mayhem we see, almost everyday now, of killings and maiming of people of Northern extraction, including especially, the Fulani, in some other parts of the country, is totally unacceptable. There is clearly a nefarious plan by the enemies of this potentially great country to initiate a violent crisis that may lead to its destruction.
“Tension is beginning to brew, and if revenge attacks on Southerners begin here in the North, it will be difficult to control. Our enemies from within and outside, some well known by our Security Agencies, are more determined than ever to set us against each other, so that we may get to a point of no return when the conflagration begun.
There is no part of this country that is at peace.
“Local and neighbouring, including foreign terrorist, are busy, fully armed, to cause whatever damage
they can inflict on our dear country. I, therefore, call on the President to take this insecurity and the tribal lynching happening very seriously, and put up urgent measures to deal with them without any more delays. I am sure, there is concern at the Presidency and discussions are being held.
“Those foolish leaders and their stupid hirelings who encourage the expulsion of other Nigerians from their States, should remember that their own indigenes also live in other parts. They must stop, or the law should stop them by all means necessary.” He said