- Aare Gani Adams has reacted over the burning of Sunday Igboho's house in Ibadan
- Some suspected hoodlums had on the morning of Tuesday, January 26, set Igboho's house on fire
- Adams, however, asked the police to bring to book, the perpetrators of the dastardly act
Following the fire incident that razed the Soka house of the Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams, has asked the police to take immediate action against the arsonists responsible for the wicked act.
Punch reports that Igboho's one-story building, located in Ibadan, the state capital, was gutted by fire around 3 am on Tuesday, January 26, damaging properties to the tune of N50 million.
Legit.ng gathered that while speaking on the incident, Adams, in a statement he issued on Tuesday, said failure to investigate the fire outbreak at Igboho’s house could heat up the polity.
Condemning those behind the unfortunate incident, the Aareonakakanfo said the fire outbreak was an attempt to frustrate Igboho.
“It is unfortunate that some powerful individuals in the southwest are not happy with what is happening in the region.
“The ugly incident speaks volumes of the spate of insecurity across the country. The government is in the best position to investigate the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident so that they will not overheat the polity.”
Adams also commended the southwest governors for raising their voices against night and under-aged grazing across the region.
Meanwhile, the police have blamed yet to be identified hoodlums for the fire incident at Igboho's house in Ibadan.
The Oyo state police command said it was trailing the hoodlums who committed the act, adding that it received reports that hoodlums loaded in a bus and taxi were responsible for the arson.
Olugbenga Fadeyi, the police public relations officer in the state, in a statement, said the arsonists reportedly shot into the air as they set fire to the house.
Legit.ng had previously reported that Sunday Igboho said some Yoruba leaders were behind the heinous activities of violent herdsmen in the southwest.
It was reported that Igboho made the revelation on Tuesday, January 26, while speaking to journalists on his Soka house which was burnt by suspected arsonists.
The activist said 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.
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