Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, on Wednesday, alerted President Muhammadu Buhari to growing feeling of frustration, disappointment and despondency among Yoruba people caused by nefarious activities of Fulani herdsmen, bandits and kidnappers, which, if not immediately addressed, could lead to other serious national catastrophes and security challenges.
The revered monarch, in an open letter to Buhari, lamented the security situation in the country, especially in the South West geo-political zone, as well as Yoruba-speaking areas of Kwara, Kogi and Edo states. He blamed the situation on incessant menace of Fulani herdsmen who have laid siege to almost all highways in Yoruba land.
The monarch alleged perpetration of all forms of assault on Yoruba people, including raping of the women, and in some occasions, in the presence of their husbands.
Alaafin said Yoruba leaders were worried by the audacity of the herdsmen, kidnappers and bandits to perpetrate their illegal acts in broad daylight on the usually busy highways without any security agency being able to do anything.
Oba Adeyemi said in the face of the apparent helplessness of the security agencies, President Buhari should answer the question on the lips of most Nigerians: where do we go from here?