Attack on security: Hausa/Fulani community apologises to Akeredolu
By Tola Gbadamosi
The Hausa/Fulani Community in Ondo state has expressed regret over the violent act meted out to security officers attached to the State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
It would be recalled, that a misunderstanding brewed between youths of Hausa Community and operatives of Ondo State Security Network (Amotekun Corps) last month at Sabo area of Akure, during which the youths harboured and resisted the arrest of one Sani Abdullahi who was a prime suspect in a crime.
Leader of the Community and immediate past Special Assistant to the Governor on Hausa/Fulani Matters, Mallam Bala Umaru led a group of members of the community to office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters. Akogun Adetunji Adeleye to apologize for the community’s unruly behaviour and broker peace.
“We are here to tender our deepest apologies to the State Government over the actions of the House/Fulani youths at Sabo Community.
“We promise it will never happen again, if you hear that the Hausa /Fulani Community misbehave again, kindly get us informed. This is because we are your children and your brothers, we need to come together to keep the state safe and coexist peacefully with one another.
He further explained that henceforth anybody resident in Sabo without an Identity Card and duely signed by his or her guanrantor will be reported to Amotekun Corps.
To this end, a 12-man committee has been put in place to ensure everyone in Hausa/ Fulani Community is profiled.
Responding on behalf of the Governor, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye said “The governor has said I should meet with you because you are harbouring a thief who resisted arrest and you sent your youths to fight security operatives.
On this note, as leaders of the Hausa Community, ensure you embark on adequate profiling of your people to avoid embarrassment. Since you said you did not support the group of people that attacked the state government’s security officers.
Also speaking, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security Matters, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo who condemned the action of the Hausa youths, said it is better they are all properly profiled as it would enable government know where they are coming from and where they are going to.