The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), Ogun State chapter, has warned Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho against setting the South West on fire with his approach in tackling security issues.
The students urged the activist to review his strategy and explore dialogue and consultation with relevant stakeholders in Southwest in order to find lasting solutions to the activities of killer-herdsmen
NANS made the call while addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Tuesday, saying that the call became imperative to avoid the breakdown of law and order in the country.
Kehinde Damilola Simeon, the Chairman of NANS/Ogun Joint Campus Committee (JCC), also called on the Ogun Government to consider registration of all herdsmen within the borders of the state.
They said the ban on open grazing should be enforced while the inauguration of the Amotekun Corps should be fast-tracked to further combat insecurity around our campuses.
We reported yesterday that Igboho stormed troubled areas in Yewaland, Ogun State, in continuation of his anti – killer herdsmen battle in Yorubaland.
He had vowed that killer-herdsmen would be evicted from all parts of Yoruba land starting from Igangan, a town in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State.
“We understand Igboho, but it is our view that he should meet with Yoruba leaders, Afenifere and other stakeholders. This has become important so as not to set the entire South-West region on fire and cause anarchy,” the students said.
“We observe that Igboho’s strategy if not, the review may lead to ethnic or tribal war. We, therefore, urge him to liaise with the appropriate authorities to avoid a major disaster,” he said.
“Therefore, the government must come to the rescue of the schools by releasing more funds for them to enable them to run adequately.
“Furthermore, we expect that the state government will expedite the process of Bursary payment to indigenous students. Also, as a matter of urgency review the details collection procedures being implemented,” he said.
The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun had earlier said it did not seek the help of Igboho to tackle insecurity caused by the activities of suspected Fulani herdsmen in the state.
Igboho stormed the state after the residents of Yewa, Abeokuta North, Odeda and some parts of Ijebu decried what they termed the inability of the Abiodun-led government to tame the killer herdsmen.