Fulani Hardsmen Given Seven Days To Leave Oyo State
IGP orders arrest of Sunday Igboho over eviction notice to herdsmen.
The inspector-general of police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo, youth leader popularly known as Sunday Igboho, over the quit notice he issued to herdsmen.
This reports was brought forward by Shehu, presidential spokesman, after confirming the arrest order during its programme on Friday.
Shehu stated that the IGP informed him of his directive to the Oyo states commissioner of police, Ngozi Onadeko, to carry out the arrest of Igboho and transfer him to Abuja immediately.
However, the police spokesman, Frank Mba, declined the report at that moment of the Cable’s inquiry on the order given by the inspector general of police.
Meanwhile Igboho had asked herdsmen in Igangan in Ibarapa north local government area of Oyo to leave within seven days following reports of the killing of some Oyo citizens.
He had blamed herders and Fulanis, including Saliu Kadri, the Seriki Fulani, of being behind the rising insecurity in the area.
The quit notice generated tension in parts of the state, prompting Seyi Makinde, the governor, to ask the IGP to arrest those fomenting trouble under the guise of protecting the interest of Yoruba people.
In reaction to this, the governor gave an ordered to the commissioner of police stating that “For people causing ethnic tension, they are criminals and once you get them, they should be arrested and treated like common criminals to make sure they are all detained.