The Oyo State House of Assembly has summoned the leaders of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in the state. They want the leaders to come and talk about what happened during the recent attack in Iwajowa Local Government Area.
The lawmakers made this request during a meeting on Wednesday, led by Deputy Speaker, Hon. Muhammad Fadeyi.
Earlier, it was reported that there was a clash in Iwajowa Local Government Area, which resulted in the death of at least four people. The lawmakers strongly condemned this attack and called on the State Police command to increase security in the area.
They also demanded the arrest of the Fulani herdsmen who were said to be responsible for the killings.
The member representing Iwajowa State Constituency, Anthony Ogunsola, brought up the issue as a matter of urgent public importance. Ogunsola claimed that at least seven people had died in the incident, with many others injured.
According to him, the conflict started when a farmer named Mr. Kege Mayowa was killed on his farmland in Apakolo village. He confronted the herdsmen who were feeding their cows on his farm, and they killed him. Security agents were alerted and went to the scene, but the herdsmen opened fire on them, resulting in the death of an Amotekun operative and two others.
The crisis continued and three more lives were lost in the Fulani community.
Ogunsola emphasized the need for security agencies to prevent future attacks. He said, “Our people are mainly farmers, and the Fulanis depend on their cattle for survival. It is completely unacceptable for the herders to be destroying our people’s farmlands. We will not tolerate this, and we urge the Oyo State Commissioner of Police to not only arrest the fleeing herdsmen responsible for the killings but also ensure they face justice.”