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Senate President Lawan Accuses South-west Govs of Fueling Ethnic Tension

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Senate President Ahmed Lawan may have raised the stakes in the ethnic tension building across the country particularly between the South-west and the Fulani.
Senator Lawan on Saturday accused the South-west governors of fueling the crisis in the region, alleging that utterances by some of the governors led to the killing in Shasha Market in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
According to Vanguard, Lawan alleged the state chief executives were responsible for the violence and attacks against the Northerners in the South West region.
Speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa Service, the Senate President attributed the violence to the latest call for the eviction of Fulani herders out of Southwestern states.

He said: “Leadership failures in the region cause what happened in Oyo State and other things that kept happening in the southwestern states.

“Some utterances by some governors also went a long way in inciting the citizens to take up arms against other ethnic groups settling in their states.
“The governors’ utterances emboldened the criminals to unleash violence against the northerners.”

Apart from ejecting the herdsmen, the governor also banned underage grazing, night grazing, and cattle movement within the cities and on highways.

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had given a marching order to the Fulani in the Forest Reserves of the state, saying they must be profiled to flush the criminal elements among them.
Apart from ejecting the herdsmen, the governor also banned underage grazing, night grazing, and cattle movement within the cities and on highways.
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