Following the recent tension in Nigeria as a result of the confrontation of some Yoruba activists with Fulani settlers in some communities of Oyo State, some Fulani leaders have come out to ask for forgiveness from the people of Oyo State.
These Fulani leaders apologized specifically to the people of Igangan for the crimes committed by some herdsmen in the area.
The two Fulani leaders who went to apologize were Seriki Fulani of Igbo Ora, Alhaji Idris Abubakar, and the Seriki Fulani of Eruwa, Alhaji Sule Mohammed.
After the townspeople of Igangan narrated their ordeal of how they are being oppressed, kidnapped and molested by some Fulani herders in their own land, these Serkis decided to ask for forgiveness on behalf of their kinsmen.
This development was disclosed during a town hall meeting which held in the community. Those in attendance were Ngozi Onadeko, the new police commissioner and a delegate from the government led by Fatai Owoseni, a retired police commissioner who is presently the Special Adviser on Security to Governor Seyi Makinde.
This could be the beginning of a new peace talk between the Fulani herders and their host community