While lamenting on the spate of insecurity in the South-west , the Secretary General of the Yoruba Council of Elders, Dr Kunle Olajide, has stressed the need for traditional rulers to mobilise local hunters to patrol major forests in the region.
He said, “The traditional rulers have roles to play even when the councils are still battling to function. They can mobilise traditional hunters and traditional medicine men to invade forests and flush these people out. The problem of this is that the traditional rulers lack the fund to do it.”
He said the attacks might not be linked to “Fulanisation,” saying they were motivated by economic gains.
Olajide said, “Most of these invasions cannot be linked to either “Fulanisation” or “Islamisation” of the country. Nobody can Fulanise, Islamise or Christianise Nigeria. What we have mainly is crime because these are criminals.
“It is left to the traditional rulers, government and the people of the South-West to push them away from here. Part of the problem is that some security agents are collaborating with them for money sake. That is the tragedy of the situation.”