Over 3,000 Fulanis are occupying Okitipupa Army Barracks, Ondo Lawyer raises fresh alarm
May 4, 2021
A fresh alarm has been raised by a Legal Practitioner, Barr Wale Odusola, alleging that over 3,000 Hausas/Fulani are currently occupying a land belonging to the Okitipupa Army Barrack in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Barr Odusola said this in an open letter on his personal Facebook page on Sunday.
He said he decided to carry out independent findings following the arrest of 45 groups of Northerners by the Operative of the Ondo State Security Network, codenamed Operation Amotekun.
Starnews Nigeria reports that some Fulani men were allegedly brought to the community on Thursday in a truck and dumped around 9:00 pm near Army Barracks in the town for an unspecified purpose.
The Ondo State government has however evacuated the 42 suspected invaders on Monday and returned them to their various states, Kano and Jigawa States over their inability to explain their mission in the state.
But Barr Odusola raised a fresh alarm in his letter that the Fulanis/Hausas that were arrested four days ago by Amotekun didn’t come that day, he claimed his findings revealed they have been coming in batches the day before that day.
According to him, Hausas and Fulanis numbering over 3,000 are currently occupying empty land of the Okitipupa Army Barracks and have built many houses there.
Barr Odusola wrote this on Facebook:
“MY FINDINGS ABOUT THE FULANIS/HAUSAS THAT CAME TO OKITIPUPA.
I have carried out my independent findings and I find the following as facts and true;
1. That behind the Army Barracks, Hausas and Fulanis numbering over 3,000 are occupying the Army Barracks land and built houses there where they live.
2. That the Fulanis/Hausas that we saw 4days ago who was arrested and transported to Akure by Amotekun, didn’t come that day, but have been coming in batches the day before that day.
3. That as of yesterday, another set came and are already in the army barracks.
4. That the total number of the vehicle that brought them was 31. (One should wonder how come no security agency stopped them on their way)
5. That when they got to okitipupa, they headed straight to the Army Barracks, where they are expected to stay for reason best known to those who sent them.
6. That the soldiers at d barracks refused to allow them entry. But later a signal came from above, which directed d C. O of d barracks to allow them into the barracks.
7. That the time it took for d C. O to receive d signal caused d said Fulanis/Hausas to stay a long time at d gate of d barracks, and this gave their presence out to people and d chairman of local government and Amotekun were alerted.
8. By the time d C. O told them to enter d barracks, the Amotekun and Local government chairman were already there to question whatever thing was happening there.
9. The soldiers allowed d chairman to question d said strangers and during d interview, they said they belong to a security network and are sent to the barracks to receive training.
10. The chairman asked them if they are soldiers and how come they are to be trained by soldiers when they are not security agents. (They could not answer d questions)
11. Apart from saying that they are members of an unknown security network, they have no other reasonable reason for coming into okitipupa in that large number.
12. As a matter of fact, they are about 1,000 in number and if they are added to the existing numbers in d Army barracks bush, we will be having about 4,000 Fulanis/Hausas in okitipupa. (That figure is enough to run down d entire southern senatorial district and the entire southwest of Nigeria)
The federal government under Buhari surely has a mission. As it is, the southwest of Nigeria has been surrounded. You may choose not to believe me, but I’m sure of what I am saying.
Amotekun is not enough, we need more volunteer security groups like the Eastern security network (ESN).
By Barr Wale Odunsola
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