Fulani Herders Group Demands For N475billion As Compensation For Loss In Oyo, EndSars Protest

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A Group of Fulani herders has demanded for N495 billion in compensation for the all they lost during the Shasha Market crisis in Ibadan, Oyo State, and the recent #EndSARS protests across the country.

The group said they had video and photo evidence of all those who died as well as their property which were destroyed and that they had forwarded the evidence to the Presidency.

This was stated on Monday during a press conference, while arguing that the herdsmen had a right to live and do their business in any part of the country as guaranteed by the Nigerian constitution.

A spokesman for the Group said, “151 people lost their lives at the Shasha incident and then during the #EndSARS protest, we also lost not less than 100 people. Yes, we have requested for N475 billion for the loss of lives and property destroyed. We also lost more than 100 trucks.

Seyi Makinde
“We have the states and villages, pictures and videos. We have the property that was even damaged. We are not saying what we are saying in vain because we have all the pictures. We have detailed pictures of people who have been killed.

“This has been sent to all quarters – the Presidency, the National Assembly, the Inspector General of Police, the Office of the National Security Adviser and all. We have sent them to the United States embassy, the United Nations, the German Embassy and the British Parliament.

“There is no response from all the quarters we have made contact with. If by (February) 24, nothing has been done, action will commence. The herdsmen have a right to live and do business in any part of the country. That is what the constitution says.”

A crisis had ensued between the Yoruba and the Hausa/Fulani at the Shasha market, Oyo State in the second week of February, compelling the state government on February 13 to order the “immediate closure of the market in the Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan” which was later opened today.

Few days after the crisis, some Northern Governors had visited Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo state to find a lasting solution to the crisis.

 

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