Ondo State Government on Wednesday said the statement by the presidency was a brazen display of emotional attachments and it’s very inimical to the corporate existence of Nigeria.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Donald Ojogo, Ondo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation on the recent statement by the presidency over the ban of the herdsmen to leave the forest reserve.
According to him as quoted, the Ondo State Government did not ask Fulani to leave the state. “The governor Rotimi Akeredolu said herdsmen who are unregistered should leave our forests.
“We need clearly defined actions on the part of the Federal Government to decimate the erroneous impression that the inspiration of these criminal elements masquerading as herdsmen is that of power. Our unity is threatened, no doubt.
“Shehu’s statement states in a breath that the governor fights crime with passion while it is prevaricating on the atrocities.
“The question is, are the herdsmen who are perpetrating murder, kidnapping and robbery more important than government and even the Federal Government in this case?
“Ethnic nationality and activism on the part of anyone hiding under the Presidency or federal government is an ill wind, the statement concluded.