Call your criminals to order, Afenifere replies ACF

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A Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has warned its Northern Counterparts not to threaten it with war.

The group noted that while he had made efforts to sue for peaceful coexistence between the Yoruba and the Fulani even in the face of daily provocation from the latter, it would not be bullied into submission by the ACF’s threat.

Afenifere made this known in a statement titled, “Hypocritical tears of Arewa Consultative Forum” issued by the group’s Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin on Saturday.

The release by Afenifere was a rejoinder to the ACF’a statement on the alleged clashes in between Yoruba people and the Fulani in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo state

The Yoruba group noted that it would not condone “very arrogant and insulting” statement from ACF concerning the incident.

The statement read in part, “While we have gone to a great length to sue for peace and have appealed to our pained people to be law abiding even with the daily provocations of the Fulani and harrasment of our people, we frown at (sic) the very arrogant and insulting ACF statement especially their reference to the event of 1966.

“We must make it clear to them that they cannot threaten us with a war at this stage as we will not provoke war but never are we going to run for anybody on our land.

“We are miffed that a body like ACF that has never shown any remorse over the killing of our people can open their mouths anyhow now because there are consequences for the irresponsible actions of their people.

“We advise them to call their criminals to order and not expect our people to sheepishly wait to be killed by those who value cow lives more than human beings.

“We do not want a repeat of 1966 event but if there are people plotting such event again, the rain will be over their heads.”

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