Arrest Perpetrators of Violence in Oyo State or Risk Another Civil War – Arewa to FG

Arrest Perpetrators of Violence in Oyo State or Risk Another Civil War – Arewa to FG

The Arewa Consultative Forum has demanded an immediate arrest and persecution of perpetrators of the violence that happened yesterday in Igangan, Ibarapa Local Government Area of the state where the house and property of Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, the Serki Fulani, were destroyed.

The Serli Fulani and his family were sent out of their settlement after some youths burnt his house and over 11 cars.

The group said that if these people are not arrested, there may be counter-attacks in the North and the country may be up in flames.

In a statement, the ACF said the violence was condemnable.

The ACF National Publicity Secretary, Emmanuel Yawe, said, “The most disturbing aspect of the attack is the allegation that the security agents, who were earlier warned about its imminence, stood by helplessly as the attack was carried out.

“The ACF is worried about this trend and calls on the Federal and state governments in the South West to move quickly to avert a social upheaval that may destabilize the whole country. We recall that the civil war in the 60’s started with attacks and counter-attacks like this.

“The governments must be proactive and stop history from repeating itself. Those who carried out these attacks must be apprehended and due process of the law allowed to take its course.

“If this is not done, there maybe counter attacks in the north and the country will be up in flames. The authorities must act. The ACF is very worried and calls on them to act fast.” Source: SR

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