“We Are Not Afraid Of War, Call Your Criminals To Order” –Afenifere Slams Arewa Forum - Nicole Kaima's Blog


Saturday, January 23, 2021

“We Are Not Afraid Of War, Call Your Criminals To Order” –Afenifere Slams Arewa Forum

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has slammed the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) over what it described as its 'hypocritical tears' over recent developments in Ibarapa Local Government area in Oyo state.

It would be recalled that the ACF had on Friday, January 22, called on the federal government and South West governors to stop the current quit notice in the region given to the Fulanis, who have been fingered in the increase of crime in the south west region.

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According to ACF, the government must be proactive and stop history from repeating itself – referring to events that led to the Nigerian Civil war. 

However, Afenifere in a statement by Yinka Odumakin, its National Publicity Secretary titled ‘ACF Hypocritical Tears’ told the ACF that they cannot threaten the Yorubas with war. 

The group warned ACF to call their “criminals” to order as the Yorubas are not going to run from war, should the Fulani provoke it. 

“The attention of Afenifere has been drawn to the hypocritical tears of Arewa Consultative Forum(ACF) over clashes in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo state occasioned by the inimical activities of Fulani herdsmen against indigenous Yoruba people. 

“While we have gone to a great length to sue for peace and have appealed to our pained  people to be law abiding even with the daily provocations of the Fulani and harrasment of our people, we frown at the very arrogant and insulting ACF statement, especially their reference to the event of 1966.
“We must make it clear to them that they cannot threaten us with a war at this stage as we will not provoke war but never are we going to run for anybody on our land. 

“We are miffed that a body like ACF that has never shown any remorse over the killing of our people can open their mouths anyhow now because there are  consequences for the irresponsible actions of their people. 

“We advise them to call their criminals to order and not expect our people to sheepishly wait to be killed by those who value cow lives  more than human beings. 

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“We do not want a repeat of 1966 event but if there are people plotting such event again, the rain will be over their heads,” Odumakin stated.

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