Femi Fani Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, has criticized the Presidency for claiming that herdsmen who were issued an ultimatum by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to vacate Ondo forest reserves have the right to live there.
A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, urged the state government and the leadership of the Fulani groups to continue their dialogue for a good understanding that would bring the nightmarish security problems to an urgent end.
However, FFK reacted via Twitter on Wednesday saying that Garba Shehu’s assertion that herdsmen have a right to reside in the forests of Ondo and South West was ‘insulting, provocative, asinine and absurd.’
He stated, “Quit notices cannot be given to law-abiding citizens in any part of Nigeria but must be given to those that kill, steal and seek to destroy the lives of others. Murderous terrorists and bloodthirsty and evil men that hide in the forest to ambush, kidnap, kill and destroy innocent and hardworking men and women have no constitutional rights.
“It is the duty of Governnent to not only flush them out from whichever hole they are hiding but also to despatch them to hell where they belong.
“Akeredolu has done and said the right thing and I urge every single SW Governor to do the same. Fulanis, Hausas, Igbos, Ijaws and all Nigerians are welcome in the SW but terrorists, bandits, killers and unhinged, bloodlusting and bloodthirsty psychopaths and sociopaths are not.”
“Buhari do your job and stop the killings. Stop turning a blind eye simply because they come from your tribe. Stop brushing this under the carpet and treating them with kid gloves simply because they are your footsoldiers. Stop protecting them and stop encouraging them,” he further stated.