FASORANTI KILLING: OPC Reacts Say Yorubas Are Not Paper Tigers Who Can Only Bark Without Biting


The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC),has condemned the killing of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti,saying such act is becoming one too many in the south west.

Leader of the group, Gani Adams, while reacting to the killing in a statement on Saturday , by his Media Assistant, Kehinde Aderemi, quoted the Aare Onakakanfo saying the Yoruba race was not at a loss as to what to do to put a complete stop to the atrocities of the Fulani herdsmen.

He noted that the Yoruba people are not paper tigers and dogs who can only bark without biting, adding that the group only want the whole world to know what has been done and being done to the people of the region.

“We had continuously issued statements so as to call the attention of the entire world to the development in the peaceful South West.”

Adams, described Olakunrin’s killing by suspected herdsmen in Ondo State as one too many by Fulanis who are invading the South West in their numbers and perpetrating atrocities.

The  OPC leader  added that:“They should be aware of the actions that preceded our reaction when it eventually comes. We are not bereft of ideas of how to stop this criminality on our land, even as he commiserated with Pa Fasoranti, praying God to comfort him and his entire household.

“It is just so that we should not be blamed when the reaction comes.

“We are like the proverbial goat that is being chased. “When it gets to the wall, it will certainly react. “We are at that stage now.”

“Papa, this is a very trying time. But it is certain justice will come.”

Adams said the Yoruba race had been met over a period of three weeks on the security threat to the people, calling on Governors of the South West States to ensure the conclusion of the Security Summit process.

He equally charged all traditional rulers to take bold steps to stamp out killings by Fulani herdsmen in their domains, adding that there should be a process of identifying visitors or new settlers in every community, noting that the leader of the visitors or settlers must be known to the traditional rulers.


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