From Segun Amure, (The New Diplomat’s Abuja Bureau)
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, received the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu at the State House in Abuja.
At the meeting, Buhari was expected to discuss ways of dousing the tension that followed the vacation orders issued to herdsmen in Ondo and Oyo States
Recall that Akeredolu had on Monday, 18 January ordered herdsmen in the state to vacate the Ondo Forest Reserves within 7 days due to insecurity and loss of lives in the states.
In Oyo, O’odua activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho had also ordered herdsmen in the Ibarapa North Local Government of Oyo State to leave the area.
The vacation orders have stoked tension in the Southwest, especially between the Fulani and Yoruba communities.
Before meeting the Governors, Wednesday, the President had received His Imperial Majesty, The Ooni of Ife, Oba. Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi at the Aso Rock on Tuesday.
The meeting, it was gathered was not unconnected to the ethnic tension in the Southwest as stakeholders are currently in search of lasting solution to the herders-farmers’ crisis and other myriads of insecurity challenges facing the country.