By Treasure Orokpo
The fulani Nationalist movement has threatened war if herdsmen are ejected from Ondo forest.
The group was reacting to recent ultimatum given to herders in ondo forest to vacate within 7 days.
The group in a statement by it coordinator, Baadu Salisu Ahmadu.
The group in a statement shared by Family fani-kayode, former Aviation minister, said they have given a counter order that “No fulani will move an inch either in Oyo, Ondo or any part of the south western part of Nigeria.
The statement read below:
“Our attention has been drawn to a decree credited to one Rotimi Akeredolu asking fulani people who have occupied some forest in Ondo state to quit.
We are also aware of another incident in Oyo state where an illiterate political thug gave quite notice to fulani people to leave the territories which are now their irreversible homes.
This is not only are irresponsible demand but a call to arms of the faithful who have been pursuing their legitimate business in these Forest.
We have given a counter order. No fulani will move an inch either in Oyo,ondo or any part of the western part of Nigeria.
On behalf of fulani Nationalist movement (FUNAM) we here by warn the government of Oyo and it’s agent , one Sunday Igboho and ondo state government to rescind thier orders or face serious consequences.
It is shocking that the Igboho and Akeredolu who is beneficiary of the system is giving a stupid order that he knows no one will respect. we didn’t get the forest through him and how does he expect the fulani to obey his empty order? Human have a short memory.
The fulani will resist by all means necessary, including armed resistance any attempt to forcefully eject them from these Forest that in reality does not belong to these states alone . Some are federal Reserve forest.
We want to ask Akeredolu whether those communities brought the land from heaven.
We warn that any fulani blood that is she’d further in the south west will automatically lead to up heaven in six state of lagos, Osun, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti , and Ogun state.
We the fulani are on red alert and waiting for the call and will never succumb to any threat or intimidation by ethnic bigots.
I Baadu Salisu Ahmadu , given my new responsibility , will with other faithful who never fail fulani Nation in it Allah chosen destiny;