Sunday Igboho must not be arrested, Middle Belt gives reasons

Sunday Igboho must not be arrested, Middle Belt gives reasons

- Nigeria's federal government has been advised not to arrest Yoruba activists, Sunday Igboho

- The advice was given by the Middle Belt Forum following the recent ultimatum given to Fulani is some parts of Oyo state

- Also, the forum has declared their support for the quit notice issued the herdsmen by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu

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Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Igboho has received unexpected backing from Middle Belt Forum.

The Forum had called on the inspector-general of Police, Mohammed Adamu not to arrest Igboho over the quit notice he issued to herdsmen and the violence that followed it.

Also, it applauded Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu over his notice to unregistered herdsmen in the state's forest reserves.

Going further, the MBF specifically warned the federal government against any action that would escalate the ongoing tension as demonstrated by the arrest order on Igboho, Punch Newspaper reports.

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Sunday Igboho must not be arrested, Middle Belt gives reasons
Middle Belt calls on the FG not to arrest Sunday Igboho. Photo: Premium Times
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the presidency 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.

After several warnings by the Governor Seyi Makinde-led government, an arrest warrant has been issued for the warlord and his followers.

Earlier, Igboho dared the government of Oyo state to arrest him following his "leave" order to Fulani herders in Igangan community.

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.

Legit.ng recalled that the secessionist had a week ago visited the community to issue quit notice to herdsmen residents in the area after accusing them of perpetrating criminal activities.

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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.

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