According to report reaching oyogist.com, the Ondo State government has reportedly insisted on the seven days vacation order given to the Fulani herdsmen to leave the forest reserves in the state.
This was made known by the Ondo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, while reacting to the statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Ojogo noted that Garba Shehu, needs to explain why he has taken up the fight of criminal elements who masquerade as herdsmen.
“One thing is certain, President Muhammadu Buhari by his antecedents, by his nationalistic posture and by his patriotism that he is known for, may not have directed that statement. I am almost persuaded to think that Garba Shehu didn’t issue that statement because that would have been a very dangerous one for the unity of this country. I am waiting to confirm and if it is true, then, he may have miscommunicated properly to the people of Nigeria.
Ojogo further said that if confirmation proves that Garba Shehu uttered the statement, then “it would mean that certain persons in the presidency, certain officials in the presidency are actually out to create problem for President Muhammadu Buhari. We must appreciate the efforts of this president in his fight against insecurity across this country. Insecurity is becoming a national issue; no part of the country is insulated from crisis.
“If Garba Shehu indeed issued that statement, then, he owes the people of this country a great deal of explanation to let people know why he must take up the fight of criminal elements. I do not believe by his pedigree that he might want to offer himself as the spokesperson for people masquerading as herdsmen and committing crimes. I don’t want to believe he has offered himself as the spokesperson for criminal elements who are operating under herdsmen,” he added.