By Dr. Engr. Harris HM Jibril
It’s no doubt that the recent attacks on some Fulani Herder’s communities in Oyo State by some youth’s may set to be a barbaric act sending a wrong signal to the nation, considering the good relationship between the Yoruba’s and Hausa Fulani’s in the country.
And for that, the Arewa Consultative Synergy Congress (ACSC) hereby describe the recent incidents as disturbing and unfortunate as it was a false alarm that goaded the youths to invade the Fulani herders’ settlements within their communities, because such act may pose a threat to the national peace we toil day and night to maintain and have the potential to elicit avoidable retaliatory reactions from other parts of the country.
The ACS_Congress strongly condenm these acts that have the visible undertones of tribal and ethnic colourations and calls on the government to act swiftly in restoring peace and order in the affected communities for it is only through peace that development can manifest.
On a final note, we duely call on the Arewa youths to shy away from taking matters into their own hands an to not let thoughts of retaliatory actions fuelled by outright Iies and half truths by the media to find residence in their hearts as that may sour the peace we hold dear.
Dr. Engr. Jibril is National President, Arewa Consultative Synergy Congress