Apparently spurred by the widespread allegation that he was indifferent to the dire security situation in Ibarapa Local government of Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde, on Monday, visited the families of some of the victims of herdsmen brutality in the Ibarapa North-West Local Council Development Area of the state.
During the visit, the governor called on Mrs Idowu Babarinde whose son was shot by herdsmen. He also visited the family house of Dr Fatai Aborode, a US returnee agric entrepreneur who was killed by Fulani herders for protesting the destruction of his farm by cattle.
Makinde, who arrived in the area on Sunday evening, used the opportunity to brainstorm with stakeholders on how to find a lasting solution to the menace of Fulani terrorists in the area.
“We used the opportunity of our visit to the Ibarapa zone to pay condolence visits to the families of victims of criminal activities. In Idere, we visited Mrs. Idowu Babarinde whose son was fatally shot by herdsmen.
“In Igangan, we visited Alhaji Azeez Aborode, father of the slain philanthropist, Dr Fatai Aborode. May their souls rest in peace,” he tweeted after the meetings.
The governor’s visit was sparked a placard-carrying, stern-looking youths in the communities around the area.
Some of the inscriptions on the placards read: ‘End Farmers Bloodshed in Igangan’, ‘Fulani Must Stop Raping Our Women’, ‘Ibarapaland Not Fulani RUGA’, ‘No More Seriki, No More Carnage’, ‘Stop Fulani Massacre Of Ibarapa People’.