Two brothers, Prince Adetona Gbadebo Adesiyan and Prince Adekunle Olawuwo Adesiyan have forwarded a petition to the Inspector-General of Police over ceaseless attacks on their native Oyo community.
This is coming just as they allege that their lives have been subjected to threats and harassments by some unknown people in the aftermath of their relentless opposition to the marauding herders.
The two in a statement they issued on Thursday through their lawyer, Mr. Babatunde Okeniyi are also seeking for protection from law enforcement agents, particularly, the police, saying they have since abandoned their hometown for fear of being killed by the assailants.
“Our lives are under threat over recent attacks on our community and the threat is real. We have abandoned home with no clear indication suggesting that we will return so soon. We are therefore calling on the police to come to our aid.” The brothers wrote in the petition.
According to them, they have gone into hiding after several attempts have been made on their lives and those of their family members by some persons.
This follows incessant tribal crisis between the Fulanis and Yorubas tribes in Oyo East Local Government Area of Oyo state.
It will be recalled that there was a crisis between the two tribes in Oyo State on the 2nd April, 2021 that has claimed many lives.