The leadership of the Fulani community in the South West yesterday resolved to embark on compulsory registration of all Fulani herdsmen in the various states of the geo-political zones including their animals. Rising from an emergency meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, the leaders said this is to ensure effective monitoring of their activities by their host communities and security operatives to guard against unwholesome behaviours.
Recently, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae was abducted by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ondo State. He was released four days later, after a ransom of N5 million. The Fulani community expressed delight over the proactive measures taken by the security operatives which led to the arrest of Falae's abductors.It however said, threat by the Yoruba social cultural group, Afenifere over the Fulani herdsmen controversy was least expected of whoever professes to be national leaders, as this could heat up the polity and also create bad blood in the land.