Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde on Wednesday warned groups and individuals in Oyo State not to put laws into their hands.
Speaking through his his spokesman, Taiwo Adisa, Makinde said that Fulanis, Hausas are not criminals, adding that the state would deal with hoodlums, bandits and kidnappers who are the criminals.
It would be recalled that a Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho, had ordered the Fulani to leave Igangan by Friday.
Igboho blamed them for constant cases of insecurity such as kidnappings and banditry in the state
Responding, Makinde said that he would not tolerate a situation where anybody or group would disrupt the peace of the state
He warned against forcible removal of anyone in the state, noting that anyone planning this should desist.
He however, saud that he is greatly concerned over the rate of insecurity in the state and promised to deal with the situation
He said: “Individuals who are not authorised are going around chasing people from their homes and causing mayhem. This assault on residents of Oyo State is not the way to further the Yoruba cause.
“Let me state that we shall not sit back and watch anyone make any law-abiding resident of Oyo State feel unsafe in their homes, farms, or business places.
“We are aware of some people circulating flyers and giving people ultimatums to leave their land. This is totally unacceptable and will not be condoned”, Makinde added.