Akure—YOUTHS under the aegis of Akure Youth Coalition, AYC, in Akure, the Ondo State capital yesterday protested the abduction of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Olu Falae
They demanded that the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the metropolis be stopped forthwith.
The protesters marched to the Deji’s palace and Ondo State House of Assembly displaying various placards.
Findings showed that the youths who were from Akure South, Akure
North, Ifedore and Idanre Local Government Areas assembled at the town
hall as early as 8a.m.
Placards displayed by the protesters read: “Nomadic grazing must
stop,” “Olu Falae is an elder statesman; Respect our elders!” “Stop
nomadic herding now, give us a cattle ranch in the state for cattle
rearers,” and “Do not turn Akure into a tearful fiefdom, respect our
Their President, Adekanbi Oluwatuyi, said: ‘’As peace loving youths
of Akure Kingdom, it was pertinent for them to express their
dissatisfaction over the threats and acrimony perpetuated by Fulani
herds- men in the metropolis.
“The herdsmen had continued to harass and intimidate our people on
their farmland with their cattle forcibly entering into farms, they
descend on anyone who dares challenge or query their actions.”