- Reactions have continued to trail the fire incident that occurred at Sunday Igboho's house in Ibadan
- The activist has for the first time spoken about the incident
- Igboho revealed the extent of the damage caused by the fire on his property
A youth leader, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho has reacted to the fire that destroyed parts of his house in Ibadan.
The house located in Soka area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, was said to have suddenly gone up in flames between 2am and 3am on Tuesday, January 26.
Igboho confirmed to journalists that his property was indeed razed down.
According to The Nation, the activist said bandits fired gunshots, broke the gate of the house, and set the house ablaze.
“Around 3.30am today, my younger ones residing at my old house rushed to my gate to wake me up, saying some bandits came to the house, fired gunshots, broke the gate and set the house ablaze. The two people at the house managed to escape. By the time I got there, the bandits had escaped. So, we called firefighters to help us put out the fire.”
Igboho has been in the news recently after he issued an eviction notice to herdsmen in Ibarapa area of Oyo State.
He recently declared that he will soon visit all the southwest states to issue quit notices to Fulani herdsmen.
Igboho warned Fulani herdsmen to keep off the southwest zone saying, enough is enough on the killing of Yoruba people.
The Nigerian Tribune reported that the activist made the statement while featuring on a radio show in Osun state, adding that the southwest zone is now a no-go area for armed herdsmen to perpetrate evil any longer.
Meanwhile, the most prominent socio-cultural group in northern Nigeria, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has given a stern reaction to the quit notices sent to herdsmen in the southwest.
The ACF has stated that this may breed serious ethnic clashes and could even deteriorate into another civil war if something drastic is not done immediately.
In a statement signed on Saturday, January 23, by its national publicity secretary, Emmanuel Yawe, the group called on state governors and the federal government to put an end to the incessant attacks on herders, The Nation reports.
In another report, Fatai Owoseni, the special adviser to Oyo state governor on security matter, has urged Nigerians generally to be cautious in their speech and not beat drums of war.
Channels TV reported that he disclosed this during an interview on Channels Television Breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily.
According to him, people must learn to take responsibility for their actions.