The South West zone of the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has threatened to unleash terror on killer Fulani herdsmen in the region.
The association said this was as a result of the alleged killings, kidnapping, raping and maiming of residents of the South West region by suspected killer-Fulani herdsmen in the region. It also called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to declare the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) as a terrorist group.
Chairmen of NANS in Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo States on Wednesday, in the joint statement, said it had warned some Northern leaders and governors to call killer herdsmen to order or face the wrath of students in the South West region.
“President Mohammadu Buhari should immediately proscribe the Miyetti Allah Castle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) for shielding killer-Fulani herdsmen and promoting the wanton killings and destruction of property in the South West region.
The association said it has video evidence of Fulani herdsmen killing and maiming in the South West, adding tha,t “we will no longer condone such dastardly acts on our people.
“If the activities of these marauding Fulani herdsmen in Yoruba land is not checked by the Federal Government, the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies, we will unleash terror on Fulani herdsmen who are killing our people on a daily basis.
“We are declaring total war on the killer-herdsmen in the South West region. We can no longer fold our arms and watch these criminal elements continue to kill our people.
“We will no longer do nothing while these strangers destroy Yoruba land. We will fight them with everything we have,” the statement read.
The students particularly highlighted parts of the South West region, notably, Igangan in Oyo State, Imeko, Eggua and Iselu in Ogun State, Ilesha-Akure express road, Ife-Osun express road, Eti Ooni river and Esa Oke-Ekiti express road as war zones, where people are being kidnapped, raped and slaughtered following persistent attacks by marauding Fulani herdsmen.
“We want to sound a note of warning to these killer herdsmen to desist from their persistent attacks on Yoruba land as nobody has a monopoly of violence. We are ready to match these attackers of Yoruba race with the same violence that have subjected us to,” they said.