The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has reacted to the killing of the daughter of leader of Afenifere, saying that the Yoruba will respond to the killing.
He said the group should not be blamed when that happens.
Reuben Fasoranti’s daughter, Funke Olakunrin, was shot dead Friday along Kajola-Ore Road in Ondo State.
While the police said she was attacked by kidnappers, the Afenifere, an influential Yoruba sociopolitical group, claimed she was killed by Fulani herders.
Recent attacks and kidnappings on travellers have been blamed on herdsmen.
Senior political figures, including President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo, have condemned the attack.
The 94-year-old Fasoranti has been receiving condolences from Nigerians since the news of the incident was made public.
Adams, who is the leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), once a militant group in the south west, on Saturday described Mrs Olakunrin’s killing as “one too many”.
In a statement by his media assistant, Kehinde Aderemi, Adams said the Yoruba were not at a loss as to what to do to end the “atrocities of Fulani herdsmen”, but had continuously issued statements to call the attention of the world to the development.
“We only want the whole world to know what has been done and being done to our people,” he said.
“They should be aware of the actions that preceded our reaction when it eventually comes.
“We are not bereft of ideas of how to stop this criminality on our land.
“It is just so that we should not be blamed when the reaction comes.
“We are like the proverbial goat that is being chased.
“When it gets to the wall, it will certainly react. We are at that stage now.”
Adams disclosed that the Yoruba had been meeting over a period of three weeks on the security threat to its people.