The Aare Onakakanfo Council led by Gani Adams has asked the federal government to contain activities of “killer herdsmen” in the south-west to avoid retaliation.
In a communique signed by its members, the council said the activities of herders “who have been ravaging our land” have become a serious concern for the Yoruba race.
It said the herders have continued to wreak havoc in the southwest despite several appeals made to them.
It said the threat posed by the herders cannot be overlooked, adding that for peace to reign among people who occupy a common territory, all the parties involved must ensure that every unit in this country respect each other in all ramifications.
The council called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take immediate and decisive action.