Seyi Makinde said his government would not allow anyone to cause ethnic tensions or harass anyone who runs legitimate businesses in the Oyo state. The governor made the remark when he met the new police chief in the state, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko. Tensions rose on Friday in the Ibarapa axis of the state where an indigenous Sunday Igboho Fulanis in the area issued an ultimatum to leave the state due to alleged criminality by herders.
Videos shared on social media showed Igbho holding a well-attended rally where he vowed to expel Fulani herdsmen from all over Yorubaland because they caused insecurity and banditry.
‘For this administration, security is the most important pillar for us, because we know that all the good economic plans we have will not be possible in an atmosphere of chaos and uncertainty,’ he said. ‘We are looking for crooks and bandits, regardless of their tribe, religion, or creed. These are the people who are chasing us,’ he added.