- Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has been urged to arrest Sunday Igboho over quit notice to headers in Oyo state
- The Yoruba activist had given Fulani herders in the Igangan area of the state a seven-day ultimatum over the killing of the innocent people
- Ibrahim Jiji, the leader of herders in the state, said Fulanis in the north are now afraid to visit the southwest states for fear of being attacked
Barely 24 hours after some Fulani leaders apologised to the people of Oyo state over some crimes by some herders, the chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders of Nigeria in the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Jiji, has called for the arrest of Sunday Igboho.
The Nation reports that Jiji asked Governor Seyi Makinde to arrest Igboho without any further delay.
Legit.ng reported that Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho had ordered herdsmen to vacate Igangan in Ibarapa North local government over incessant kidnap and molestation of women in the area.
The report said that Makinde, however, stated that Igboho had no powers to give such orders, asking the commissioner of police to treat such acts as criminal.
In his plea, Jiji begged Makinde to consider Fulani people as his children, saying Yoruba people are doing well in other parts of the country and not being intimidated.
He said many Fulani people in the north are now afraid to visit the southwest states for fear of being attacked.
“We want the government to arrest Igboho now. He is not more powerful than the whole country. We want Makinde to consider us as part of his children. We also voted for him in 2019 and we want him to extend his hand of fellowship to us.
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“Many of the affected people cannot recognise their family roots in the north again. In fact, many of them have not gone to their villages before. We are ready to work with Oyo state government to maintain peace and order."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the presidency reacted to the order by the Oyo state government to the police to arrest Sunday Igboho.
It was reported that 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 was issued for the warlord and his followers.
Responding to this move by the state government, a presidential media aide, Lauretta Onochie, said that Igboho must be dealt with so that his case can serve as a deterrent to other persons who intend to emulate him.
In a related report, some Fulani leaders apologised to the people of Iganga over the crimes committed by herdsmen.
The two are the Seriki Fulani of Igbo Ora, Alhaji Idris Abubakar, and the Seriki Fulani of Eruwa, Alhaji Sule Mohammed.
They specifically asked for forgiveness from those offended by their kinsmen after townspeople narrated how they are being oppressed by the Fulani herders who kidnap and molest them in their own lands.