By Adeyemi Olusoga
“ You are living on our fathers land, we are coming to take it by force,” were the words by killer herdsmen to some communities in Yewa-North local government area of Ogun state.
The suspected killer herdsmen had on Saturday written to the residents of , Agbon, Ibeku and Oja-Odan communities in English and Hausa languages claiming their land was purchased by their fathers and they will be coming for revenge.
The communities have been thrown into deep mourning and fear following the receipt of the letters which were placed strategically on the walls in the communities.
The attack according to the herdsmen would happen between December 2022 and January 2023.
A letter written in blood
The notice reads, “Attention! Attention!! Attention!! to all following communities; Asa, Agbon, lbeku, Oja-odan and its environs.
“You think you can send away our people from the land they bought in Nigeria, our fathers land, you kill our people, you kill their cows, you take over all their properties, you think you can go scot-free. It’s high time we come for revenge.
“All the above mention communities leaders should prepare for the war between December and January. We are coming to take back our father’s property.”
But Ogun State Police Command said it is not losing any sleep over a letter written by a baseless group.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who had seen the letter said the police would do everything to unravel those behind the letters.
Oyeyemi: “Well, I saw the letter purportedly written by a baseless group. We believe it is a baseless group that wrote the letter. We are not losing any sleep because no information is too small to take note of. We are not neglecting it. We are working on it to unravel those behind it,” he said.