Iba Gani Adams, Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, demands worldwide intervention in the South-West area massacres, warning that “the bubble may burst soon.”
He made the request in a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU) Chairperson, and the US Secretary of State.
The mail was copied to the British Foreign Secretary, the European Union (EU), and the European Parliament.
Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams wants global intervention over the killings in the South-West region, warning that “the bubble may burst soon”.
He made the call in a letter to the Secretary General, United Nations (UN), the Chairperson of the African Union (AU), and the Secretary of State, United States.
Among those copied on the mail were the British Foreign Secretary, the European Union (EU), and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The letter titled “Urgent need to stop killings by Fulani herdsmen in Yorubaland” called the attention of the international community to the “clear and present danger” threatening Nigeria.
The daily massacre of citizens, according to Adams, is an indication that the country is on the verge of anarchy.
He condemned the inability of the federal government to address the “already gory situation”.
Adams called for action against the “agenda” and “pogrom progressively being executed in Yorubaland,” noting that the world is aware of what is going on in the world’s most populous black country.
“Yorubaland has been put under severe duress by the payment of a ransom requested by conscienceless, unscrupulous, and cruel assassins, amounting to millions of naira.
“The pressure on them to leave our country has reached an all-time high. The Federal Government’s support (our people’s view) that “nobody can chase anyone from any region of the country” isn’t helping matters.”
Adams claims that “blood-thirsty maniacs” who rape, abduct, and murder Yoruba people are putting their peace, stability, and calm to the test.
On June 6, 2021, he mentioned the invasion of Igangan, a rural community in Ibarapaland, Oyo State.
“The massacre of dozens of inhabitants by the same nomadic killers, who prefer to dwell in the forest because of their homicidal aim, appears to be the final straw.”
Any crisis in Nigeria, according to the Aare, will have a negative impact on the rest of the world.
According to the Youruba leader, the situation has deteriorated to the point that certain herdsmen leaders publicly threaten governors if open grazing is prohibited.
“Why come down south to ruin people’s farms when the north has adequate acreage to support Fulani herdsmen’s nomadic nature?
“I want to emphasize that no one wants conflict, but our people will not stand by and watch as they are slaughtered. I’m sounding the alarm because what’s going on is provoking, and the bubble might pop at any time,” Adams continued.