The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, has condemned the rumoured N100billion funds allocated to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) by the Federal Government. He explained that such allocation will further encourage tribal pressure among groups across the country.
Adams sounded the caution in a statement he personally signed yesterday, stating that such funds should be channeled to other lucrative areas, to avoid crisis which may trigger off in other zones, particularly, in the Niger Delta region.
The Aare Ona Kakanfo pointed out that, the Federal Government should realize the fact that the spate of insecurity in the country was alarming, and it was not limited to the North alone, hence, there was no point treating such with kid gloves in favour of a section at the expense of others.
“The issue at stake is about the spate of insecurity across the nation. It is not limited to the North. Therefore, the Federal Government needs to be cautious on the move. Here in the South West, the spate of insecurity is raging”, the statement read.
“For instance, in Akokoland, in Ondo State, which happens to be my hometown, there were series of attacks and kidnapping that had been raging and still on the increase.
People have been killed, and kidnapped at will, and the situation still continues till the present moment’,Adams said. “Last year, Chief Olu Falae’s farm was invaded and destroyed by this group of herdsmen; Chief Alani Akinrinade also suffered the same fate.
In Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, a prominent Yoruba son lost several million to the activities of these killer herdsmen. “Several other people in the South-West have had a bitter experience. A situation whereby an Oba in Akokoland, and a lecturer from Obafemi Awolowo University were kidnapped along Ilesha-Ife road, and released after paying huge N5million as ransom is pathetic and not too good for the nation.”