According to report reaching oyogist.com, Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, on Wednesday, criticized the presidency’s reaction to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu order to Fulani herdsmen.
In a statement on Wednesday, Adams said as the chief security officer of the state, the governor had the duty to protect the lives and property.
The Yoruba leader called Garba Shehu’s reaction, a threat to the sanctity of Ondo and a deliberate attempt to work against the state.
He maintained that the reserved forest was under the jurisdiction of the state government.
He said “Garba Shehu/Presidency apparently doesn’t know the meaning of a reserved forest. It’s not accessible except to authorized personnel/loggers. Apart from the place being a place for valued cash trees, it’s also meant as a haven of safety for protected animals against poachers.”
“A reserved forest is not a place of residence for anyone, not even Ondo indigenes or farmers. It is most unfortunate that such a statement is coming directly from the presidency, which according to the constitution, has the prerogative to protect the people.”
“The governor’s convoy was attacked on two occasions. Two prominent Obas have been kidnapped. A first class monarch was killed by bandits masquerading as Fulani herdsmen. A university lecturer was abducted. The daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti was murdered. Chief Olu Falae’s farm was invaded on four occasions, leading to the death of one of our members, a security man.”