- Sunday Igboho has made a shock revelation about the criminal activities of herders in southwest
- The popular activist said some Yoruba leaders profit in supporting the herdsmen's destruction and maiming
- Igboho, who slammed the government for being too silent, said he is not paid to lead the fight against the violent herders
Sunday Adeyemo, an activist known better as Sunday Igboho, said some Yoruba leaders are behind the heinous activities of violent herdsmen in the southwest.
Igboho made this shock disclosure on Tuesday, January 26, while speaking with journalists on his Soka house which was burnt by suspected arsonists.
According to the activist, the continued onslaught of the herdsmen in the southwest is because they (the herders) receive supports from some leaders in the region including monarchs and political elites, The Nation reports.
He said he will not be deterred or intimidated until all the criminal elements among Fulani herders were flushed out from the Yoruba land.
On his house, Igboho said the total destruction cost N50 million, adding that he was a "terrible" thing to see some Yorubas backing the Fulani to destroy his residence.
The activist, who blamed the government for being too silent, said it was his visit to Igangan "that opened the cans of warm."
"I never expected that we Yoruba people should be in support of the evils being perpetrated by the herdsmen. I am surprised that the Fulani are killing our people in our own territory. They ra'pe and kidnap our people.
“For now, I am not suspecting anybody. But, Yoruba people would say there is no action without a cause; it is a pointer to the fact that enemies within are at work. Inasmuch as I am their target they should have come to my house to confront me."
Igboho said he never collected money from any politician for what he is doing. He also disassociated himself from Twitter or Facebook account running in his name."
Meanwhile, Igboho extended a note of gratitude to prominent southwest leaders, including monarchs and political statesmen.
Igboho, who spoke in a now-viral video, said he is indebted to people like Dele Momodu, former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode, former governor Ayodele Fayose and former president Olusegun Obasanjo for speaking up against his arrest.
Also, notable among those he mentioned in his appreciation remark are Chief Alao Akala (former Oyo state governor), renowned writer, poet and critic Professor Wole Soyinka.
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