Tuesday, February 16, 2021

‘Yoruba leaders behind me’, Activist Igboho ‘ridicules’ IGP over arrest order


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Yoruba rights Activist, Sunday Adeyemo is popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said that the entire Yoruba leaders are all supporting his activism against Fulani settlement in the Southwest.

Recall that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, had ordered the arrest of Mr Igboho, over an eviction order on Fulani communities in Oyo State.

In a viral video obtained by The Nation, which surfaced Sunday afternoon, Mr Igboho expressed appreciation to prominent Yoruba leaders, especially traditional leaders for speaking up at this critical moment.

He said: “They (herders) cannot chase us away from our land. Our eyes are opened it unless they want to kill us.”

He admonished his supporters not to insult or ridicule Yoruba elders.

“Don’t ridicule or abuse our leaders in the southwest, I swear with the gods of our land, they are also angry with the current situation and they are now speaking up.

“You can see the way all the Yorubas and other prominent southwest leaders rose up in unison to say that you must not arrest Igboho.

“It is quite sad that we are being maltreated, killed and our sisters/daughters get raped by killer herdsmen, we can’t go to farm or stream to carry out different activities. Enough is enough.”

The Yoruba activist had issued a ‘quit notice’ to all Fulanis over alleged kidnapping and banditry in Igangan, Ibarapa East local government of Oyo State.

Following the expiration of the notice on Friday, Mr Igboho stormed the Fulani settlements in the town to eject the Sarkin Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, and some other herdsmen accused of fuelling security.

Mr Igboho’s action sparked up mixed reactions from Nigerians, especially on social media.

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