While peace overtures were being extended in other places, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, on Thursday, warned those he called “criminal herdsmen” in the South West to leave the region with immediate effect.
He said the herders would be tackled by men of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) if they failed to leave.
In a statement by his spokesman, Adams said the alleged encroachment on the house of Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka was a threat to the privacy of the scholar.
Adams also scrutinised the perceived indifference of President Muhammadu Buhari about the insecurity crisis in the South West.
The Aare also advised South-West governors to boost the recruitment of OPC, vigilante, and hunters in Amotekun to further strengthen the security outfit.
Meanwhile, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has advised the federal government to ban foreign herders from coming to Nigeria to tame rising insecurity.
Governor Ganduje, who also said it was wrong to tag all herders as criminals, added that many Fulani are doing legitimate business of rearing animals and needed the support of various stakeholders to do it better.
Speaking on Radio France International (RFI), monitored in Kano, Ganduje said Governor El-Rufai did not understand the efforts put in place by governors in the North West to restore peace in the region.