The Oyo State chapter of the South-West Security Network, aka Amotekun, has revealed that foreign Fulani herdsmen are plotting to attack forests in the region.
Naija News reports that this was made known on Wednesday by the chairman of the chapter, General Kunle Togun (rtd).
He stated this while speaking at an annual lecture organised by the students of the Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan.
The Amotekun leader spoke on the theme, “Security challenge: Holistic approach and the significance of regional security dimensions.”
Togun, who was a director at the Directorate of Military Intelligence, warned residents of South-West states to be vigilant because of the presence of foreign Fulani herdsmen.
He noted that the Fulani, who were mainly from Mali, Niger Republic, Chad and Burkina Faso, had been residing in the forests for some years.
“The people who are supposed to administer Nigeria to move forward are biased in the aspect of religion. The Fulani that I grew up to know were the native Fulani,” he said.
“But these ones causing problems are non-Nigerians. They are from FutaJallon, Mali, Bourkina Faso, Chad, Niger Republic. Some of these people were Tuaregs, who used to ambush traders in the olden days and robbed them of their money and property.
“These foreign Fulani, somebody has told them that Allah has given Nigeria to them as their heritage and they are coming here to come and take what Allah has given them.”
The article was originally published on Nigeria News