How Oyo Amotekun commander predicted invasion of killer Fulani herders into south-west
Following the deadly attack in a Catholic Church in Ondo State on Sunday morning, 5th-June-2022 by gunmen suspected to be Fulani bandits, Infinity loaded goes down memory lane to recall a prediction made by Oyo State Chairman of Amotekun Security Corps, Gen. Ajibola Togun, about the invasion of killer foreign nationals of Fulani and Tuareg origin into Southern Nigeria.
Togun who is a former military intelligence officer, had raised the alarm adding that a large number of their foot soldiers had already infiltrated the region through numerous commercial motorcyclists, pepper traders and carrot sellers, who sell their goods in wheelbarrows.
He said that most of the Fulani perpetrating killings and kidnapping are Tuaregs from Mali, Guinea, Chad and other West African countries.
He said: “They were told that Allah has given Nigeria to them as heritage. So, their plans are to take over what they claimed Allah had given them, including Yorubaland.
“There would soon be a problem in the South-West. These foreign Fulani herdsmen would soon come for the purpose of taking over Nigeria. This is because they (Fulani) have the backing of some people in government.
“They have their foot-soldiers among those Okada riders, pepper sellers who ply their trade in wheelbarrows. They have mastered topography in the South-West communities. This is very critical.”
While contending that regional security had to come up because of the Federal Government’s inability to guarantee the security of Nigerians, he said: “There are enemies within. When the South-West governors wanted to establish Amotekun, some Yorubas went to Abuja and advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow it, saying they (governors) would use Amotekun for secession.”
Earlier today, gunmen detonated explosives in St Francis Catholic Church, in Owo local government area of Ondo State. Thereafter, they opened fire on innocent parishoners, killing over 20 of them and leaving several others badly injured.
The Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has vowed to commit State resources to.hunt down the perpetrators of the dastardly act and make them pay for their crime.