- Sunday Igboho has reacted to the order given by the IGP for his arrest
- IGP Adamu had on Saturday, January 23, told the commissioner of police in Oyo state, to arrest Igbo for asking Fulani herdsmen to leave the state
- But Igboho said he could not be intimidated by the threat from the IGP Adamu
Hours after the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu ordered his arrest, Sunday Adeyemo, a popular Yoruba activist popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has finally broken the silence.
PM News reports that Igboho caused tension in the country when he ordered the Fulani herdsmen in Igangan, Ibarapa North local government of Oyo state to leave the area within seven days.
Legit.ng gathered that at the expiration of the ultimatum on Friday, January 22, Igboho addressed thousands of supporters in Igangan, insisting that the Fulanis must leave the town.
The IGP, however, ordered the arrest of Igboho on Saturday, January 23, for giving quit notice to Fulani herdsmen.
Igboho while reacting via his Twitter handle in the late night of Saturday, January 23, Igboho asked whether it was not a crime for herdsmen to kill a farmer, Dr. Fatai Aborode after invading his farm.
“And it’s not a crime to kill doctor Akorede? whose farm was invaded and destroyed by Fulani cows, later went to Seriki Fulani house to lay complain, but was tied and butchered and nothing happened?”
He, however, said he is not intimidated by IGP's arrest order, saying that he and his people are more prepared for the battle ahead.
"We are not afraid of you. We are more prepared than you think. We can not be intimidated in our own land."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Igboho dared the government of Oyo state to arrest him following his "leave" order to Fulani herders in Igangan community.
It was reported that Igboho on Friday, January 22, stormed the town in Ibarapa East local government area of Oyo state after the expiration his seven-day ultimatum to the Fulani herders mandating them to vacate the community.
He had a week ago visited the community to issue quit notice to herdsmen residents in the area after accusing them of perpetrating criminal activities.
He was reportedly said to have insisted that Seriki, a popular herder, must leave the town, saying so many people fingered him to be behind the insecurity in the area.
In a related report, the presidency has reacted to the order by the Oyo state government to the police to arrest Igboho.
Igboho, famed for participating actively in the Modakeke-Ife war, recently gave a quit notice to herdsmen occupying the Ibarapa area of the state.
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After several warnings by the Governor Makinde-led government, an arrest warrant has been issued for the warlord and his followers.
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