We Are Not Going to Run for Anybody on Our Land, Afenifere Replies ACF

The Afenifere has reacted to the threat statement released by the Arewa Consultative Forum(ACF), over clashes in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo state between the indigenes, and Fulani herdsmen.

Sunday Ighoho, a human rights activist had led some youths in the town to effect the quit notice issued to them last Thursday. They have been lamenting constat intimidation, killing and other attacks allegedly masterminded by the Fulani herdsmen.

In a statement titled "ACF Hypocrital Tears,  Yinka Odumakin, the National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, noted that the socio-political group had gone ahead to sue for peace and appealed to "our pained people to be law-abiding even with the daily provocations of the Fulani and harassment 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."

While lambasting the northern group for not showing remorse over the killings, Afenifere pointed out that 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.

"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. "

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