Rep. laments influx of displaced herdsmen in Kogi

The lawmaker representing Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Teejay Yusuf, has raised the alarm over an influx of displaced Fulani herdsmen and other northerners in Kogi State.

Yusuf alleged that the presence of the herdsmen posed a danger to his constituency.

The lawmaker raised the alarm in a statement sent to newsmen yesterday, titled: ‘Urgent Need to Stop Influx of Herdsmen and their Dangerous Activities in Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency’.

Recall that the Shasha market in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has been shut since last Friday when Yoruba and Hausa/Fulani communities clashed reportedly resulting in the death of some residents, destruction of properties, and displacement of people in the area.

Before then, Yoruba self-styled activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, had issued a seven-day ultimatum to herders in the Ibarapa area in the State, accusing them of kidnappings, killings, destruction of farmlands, and insecurity in the state.

The rising irredentism has also led to the loss of lives in Oyo and Ondo States.

Yusuf, however, alleged that the relocation of the herdsmen to parts of Kogi State poses danger to the host communities.

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