“Reasons Why I will chase herdsmen out of Yoruba land” – Ooni of Ife


The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, (Ojaja II) on Wednesday the 20th June 2019 has revealed plans to chase ‘bad herdsmen’ who are the cause of violent attacks out of the South West.

According to the Ooni, The recent herdsmen attacks in the Yoruba land is alarming and hence the need to drive them out of the region.

He made this known while addressing the Emir of Borgu, Muhammed Dantoro, (Kitoro IV) in his palace in Ife, Osun State.

In his official statement signed by his spokesperson, Moses Olafare, the monarch said it was time to “separate the corn (wheat) from the shaft (chaff)”.

Read the full statement below:

“We keep hammering on the Fulani herdsmen trying to take over everywhere, it is the bad ones that we want to kick out and enough is enough, we will kick them and do justice to the peace and peaceful coexistence in our country.

“We want our country to be prosperous in peaceful coexistence, we do not want people to live in fear and that is the reason why we are trying to connect to one another as traditional rulers to find lasting solution to these of criminality.

“Everybody is saying they are Fulani herdsmen now, kidnapping everywhere. Enough of that! We must separate the corn from the shaft putting behind the past and letting peace reign in our land and in our country and that is what we stand for. We must join together to end this criminality being perpetrated by enemies of Nigeria with ungodly spirit irrespective of their tribes.”


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