Following the ongoing ban of open grazing system in the whole of the Southern region, some masked men from Oyo State have in a report from Sahara Reporters issued a 30 days ultimatum to all Fulani and Hausa people living in all parts of Yoruba land to evacuate the region along with their cows before the expiration of the ultimatum.
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The group which spoke through its leader one Sunday Oyo urged Hausa and Fulani indigenes living in the area to leave Yoruba land within a space of one month or they should be ready to face the possible consequences that would come with it if they refuse to comply with the order.
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At this point, it's important to note that although the Oyo State government had passed the anti-open grazing law a long time ago that state or regional security operatives are the ones who are in the best position to implement the law if need be. Certainly, we all are aware of how Igboho once tried to enforce this very decision in Yoruba land after he gave Fulani herdsmen in the region 7 days ultimatum to leave Yoruba land and how it later resulted in chaos and disaster.
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Consequently, the masked group threatening to chase out Fulani herdsmen and indigenes in the region should know that Oyo State has laws exceptionally meant to handle issues like that, thus they shouldn't take the laws into their own hands. Moreover, this could stir another ethnic war because you can't just wake up and decide to evict people who have been living peacefully with you for so many years.
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