Oyo Youth Attack On Fulani Communities, Wrong Signal To Nation At Large – ACSC
By; KATO P. LADAN; Kaduna
The Arewa Consultative Synergy Congress (ACSC) has described the recent attacks on some Fulani Herder’s communities in Oyo State by some youth as a barbaric act, sending a wrong signal to the nation.
Speaking through a statement signed by its National President, Dr. Engr, Harris HM Jibril, the ACSC explained that the recent incident is a symbol of threat to the nation, considering the good relationship established between the Yoruba’s and Hausa Fulani’s in the country.
It added that the recent attack is such disturbing and unfortunate as it was a false alarm that goaded the youths to invade the Fulani Herder’s settlements within their communities.
According to the statement, such acts may pose threats to the national peace, toiled day and night to maintain and have the potential to elicit avoidable retaliatory reactions from other parts of the country.
Furthermore, the ACSC strongly condemned the acts that have the visible undertones of tribal and ethnic colourations and called on the government to act swiftly in restoring peace and order in the affected communities, stressing that it is only through peace that development can manifest.
On a final note, the ACSC called on Arewa youth to shy away from taking matters into their own hands and shun retaliation, so that peace they hold dear will be maintained.