Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Akure youths protest Falae ’s kidnap on September 29, 2015

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 land,”
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.”

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