The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has said the alleged attacks on Fulani herdsmen in a part of South-West is capable of causing an upheaval.
The ACF said the attacks in Oyo State against Fulani herdsmen is similar to what led to the 1966 civil war in Nigeria.
This was said in a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of ACF, Emmanuel Yawe, entitled “Stop the Drift in the South West.”
He stated that “this morning, we received reports of an attack by Yoruba Youths on Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, the Serki Fulani in Oyo State.
“In the reports, he was attacked and driven out of his house, eleven cars and his house burnt with his family members now living in the bush.
“There are allegations that one Sunday Igboho, an agitator for the Oodua Republic and who issued an ultimatum giving Fulani people seven days to leave Yorubaland is the instigator of the attack.
“The most disturbing aspect of the attack is the allegation that the security agents who were earlier warned about its imminence stood by helplessly as the attack was carried out.”
“The ACF is worried about this trend and calls on the Federal and State Governments in the South West to move quickly to avert a social upheaval that may destabilize the whole country.
“We recall that the civil war in the 60’s started with attacks and counter-attacks like this.”