LATEST GIST DON’T GIVE OUR LANDS TO FULANI HERDSMEN – YYCF ADVISED SOUTH-WEST GOVERNORS, YORUBALAND TRADITIONAL RULERS. By Admin Posted on July 17, 2019 3 min read 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Fawziyyah Yusuf The Yoruba Youths Consultative Forum, YYCF has advised South-West governors and all the Yorubaland traditional rulers not to make the mistake of giving Yoruba land to Fulani herdsmen. The group stunningly condemned the suspension of the Ruga Settlements policy for herdsmen, stated that the Federal Government should trash and completely forget about the project. In a statement released by YYCF, after its emergency meeting on Tuesday and signed by its President, Abiodun Bolarinwa, the YYCF said accepting the Federal Government’s Ruga Settlement scheme would not yield a better result for the South-West. “We want to use this opportunity to warn any South-West governor or monarch against ceding any part of Yoruba land to herdsmen for Ruga settlement. The consequence for daring us will be dire,” he said. Bolarinwa added that any governor in the South-West that gave out any land to Fulani herdsmen for settlement would be rejected by all the Yoruba people and dealt with seriously. He also advised the South-West governors to come out in clear terms and speak with one voice on their opposition to any pro-Fulani policy in the geopolitical zone. The YYCF leader then urged traditional rulers in the South-West “to be alive to their responsibility and make sure that they protect their domain from Fulani herdsmen attack.” Speaking on the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, by suspected Fulani herdsmen, the group leader said the deceased’s “murder along the Benin-Ore Expressway shows that we are not save in the South-West geopolitical zone again.” Bolarinwa said, “We sympathise with our foremost leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, over the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin. Her death is indeed shocking and sad. It has also strengthened our position that Nigeria is in a precarious security situation. “The Federal Government should act fast. We pray that God will grant the family the fortitude to bear the great loss.” YYCF also called on the security agencies to urgently fish out Olakunri’s killers, saying the perpetrators must be made to face the full wrath of the law.