AGBEKOYA REFORMED SOCIETY (ARS)
26TH JANUARY, 2018.
“Agba ki n wa l’oja, k’ori omo tuntun wo!”
Nigeria’s socio-political and economic problems dates back to the unfortunate, badly intentioned amalgamation of 1914, which merged the prosperous South of Nigeria with the unviable North. Particularly, this was bad news for the Yoruba as our people had already commenced the charting of a progressive developmental course, covering all fields of endeavor, since the 1850s.
The poverty of the North was largely inherited, by the colonialists, from the scorched earth policy of the Fulani, the overlords of a large portion of the area, who had successfully launched a series of revolts and pseudo-military operations against all then Hausa (Habe) kingdoms, and other minority tribes above the Niger River, under the guise of an Islamic Jihad.
The Fulani came with their nomadic half, who traditionally reared cattle with sticks and staffs, and succeeded in permeating into local communities all over the federation, pre and post-independence. Initially looking harmless and unobtrusive within their host communities, they have since metamorphosed into AK 47 gun wielding terrorists conducting an offensive campaign of calumny and destruction all over the country.
“Opa kan ni Fulani fi n da igba malu. B’awo l’o se wa yi pada di AK 47?”
This is obviously traceable to an agenda! Some people among their intelligentsia must be sponsoring and supporting them. And this agenda is evil, sinister and condemnable, given the number of lives and properties that have been destroyed in the most heinous, callous and unfeeling manner since it commenced.
Cattle rearing is private business. As government had never supported farmers with forcibly acquired land to farm in other peoples communes, neither had government ever seized rivers upcountry for fishermen down south to fish in northern rivers. Thus, it is patently wrong and wholly suspicious when a subsisting government chooses a particular private trade (cattle rearing), mostly conducted by a particular ethnic group (the Fulani) for favour over and above the interests, businesses and lives of other Nigerians. It leaves a bad taste in the mouth and a nasty smell to the nostrils when you witness the atrocities committed by these agents of Lucifer, for which not a single arrest, prosecution or sentencing has been done, even after thousands of lives have been lost to this lunacy!
History and anthropology teaches us that every human group is nomadic in nature, but had settled down somewhere at a particular point in time. Why have the Fulani refused to settle down at, or around, their ancestral lands in the Futa Jalon and Futa Toro highlands of Guinea and Senegal and built modern ranches, in this computer age, to rear their cows without foraging into other peoples territories to disturb their peace? Why?
The grazing bill, as crafted by its sponsors, is arrogantly malevolent in content and impetuously contemptuous, in character, of other people’s interests and concerns. In the darkest parts of hell from where it was horribly construed, it shall remain, because it is mortally flawed, morally insensitive and forever unworkable.
The Fulani have continued to resist the restructuring of the Nigeria Federation, which would have saved the country from the inevitable abyss to which it is careening at a breakneck speed. They still prefer their anachronistic lazy ways of leeching unto other people’s properties and fattening up where they did not sow. This is scandalously inequitable and unworkable.
“Kaka ki Kiniun se akapo Ekun, kaluku yio ma se ode tie lototo ni!”
THE AGBEKOYA STAND!
The Agbekoya Reformed Society (ARS) has been watching all these events keenly as they unfold. Our silence is not consent. Neither is our cadence tacit support!
The Agbekoya stand is premised on its history as a defender of Yoruba society, values and territory. It will be tantamount to self-immolation if Agbekoya rescinds this traditional role to others, thereby exposing the flanks of the Yoruba societies and communities to infringements, incursions and attacks as is presently the case!
Egbe Agbekoya championed the most well-known peasant-driven political revolt in western Nigerian history, and continues to be referenced by grassroots organizations as a successful example of collective action against unpopular government policies like the prevalent advent of nascent murderous Fulani hegemony on the whole Nigeria nation.
IT IS TIME, ONCE AGAIN, FOR AGBEKOYA TO ROAR!
Agbekoya hereby issues a clear and present warning to the Fulani backed federal government that all this nonsense must stop and end forthwith!
Agbekoya now calls out all its members; farmers, hunters, traditionalists and Yoruba ancestral security outfits to commence the total and uncompromising protection of all parts of Yorubaland, from Kwara to Kogi, Lagos to Ondo, Ogun, Osun, Oyo and Ekiti. Our bushes and forests, farmlands and settlements hereby remain impervious and sealed to Fulani marauders, arsonists and murderous gangs. The government of the day has clearly and obviously failed to offer protection to our people in the urban and rural areas.
“Onbo, onbo, awon l’ande de. A o ni joko sile fi orun ro.”
A three day Oro festival will be conducted all over Yorubaland on an unannounced date to cleanse our land of terror and fish out any threats lurking within our boarders.
Those who have ears to hear, let them hear!
“Patapata laa f’oju, kunna, kunna laa dete. Oju afo ifotan, ija l’on da sile!”
All Yoruba sons and daughters, villages, communities and farmers under threat are to report to their local community heads and chiefs for links to Agbekoya traditionalists and ancestral security units in their locality. We are everywhere! Any threat or harm inflicted on any Yoruba is a challenge to Agbekoya, and it will be resolutely met with!
“Aja t’o ba l’eni lehin, yio pa obo”
This release is in conjunction with and support of the actions of YORUBA LIBERATION COMMAND (YOLICOM) and the laudable VOICE OF REASON (VOR) press release of January 22nd, 2018 in Punch Newspapers which advocates the exit of the Yoruba Nation out of Nigeria, before the 2019 elections, if there is no meaningful restructuring within the shortest possible time.
"Adie t'o ba mi abere ko ni yi o duro robin ara re!"
“Aseye l’alakan nsepo. Aseye l’a o se o”
“E dara po pelu egbe Agbekoya ni wayi. Ogun ti w’olu o!