👤 Adenike Lucas, Editor, DENISAURUS News
The crises between herdsmen and the people in the south-west of Nigeria could be sponsored by political gladiators, a top source has informed reporters of DENISAURUS News.
One of those clashes which is primarily between Hausas and Yoruba people took place primarily in Igangan, Oyo state in January 2021, resulting in the loss of lives and properties.
A popular yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, reacted by given a quit notice to the Hausa’s in Igangan.
Chief Adeyemo, who goes by the moniker, Sunday Igboho, decided he was going to tackle the menace of herdsmen killing and destroying farmlands of their hosts in the South West himself. He went on to give more quit notices to Fulani’s in other places.
Despite his actions, the brew between both tribes as only festered on.
In an interview with a prominent politician, this paper understands that this clashes might have some “underlying political agenda.”
“Some people are deliberately causing mayhem, with the intention of causing a rift and call for secession. This is because they know their presidential ambition will never materialise.”
The 2023 Presidential elections are still far away; however permutations are rising.
President Muhammadu Buhari, 78, who has served two terms already is apparently not supporting Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a Yoruba leader from the South West, who along with others formed the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
The President has also kept mum since January 1 2021, and has not made a broadcast to address the issue of the herdsmen clash.