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South West Governors’ Forum on Monday called on the Federal Government to set up ranches across the country and discouraged nomadic system of cattle rearing.
The forum, which comprised six state governors in the region, lamented the spate of killings and other forms of criminality in the region, which they said needed serious attention.
The Chairman of the South West Governors Forum and Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu stated this when he led other members of the forum on a condolence visit to the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti after the funeral service for his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunri in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Akeredolu said, “We are ready to protect our people. No doubt, we are faced with many security challenges. We are ready to tackle security challenges in the region.
“All the governors are saddened by the killing of Funke, it shouldn’t have happened, it has brought us down, we should hide our face, we should be blamed.
“But we are prepared to face this challenge. It’s a security challenge. Something drastic and urgent needs to be done. ”
Also speaking at the visit an Afenifere Chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo condemned the activities of the Fulani herdsmen and urged the governors to collectively fight the menace of insecurity ravaging the region.
Credit: The Punch