- Sunday Igboho has denied stroking ethnic tension and drumming for civil war
- The Yoruba youth leader said he is only committed to the liberation of the southwest from the criminal herders
- Igboho also said he will not grant interview again, saying his position on the farmer-herdsmen crisis has been misconstrued in the media
Sunday "Igboho" Adeyemo, a Yoruba youth leader and activist, said his fight for the people of the southwest is not about civil war but the liberation of the people from the criminal Fulani herders terrorising the region.
Igboho made this disclosure in a video, saying he is only after flushing the bad eggs among the criminal herdsmen out of the southwest, The Nation reports.
The Yoruba lead successionist also opened up on the other side of his newly found fame, with the politician-turned-businessman lamenting that a lot of fake reports have been attributed to him in the media.
According to him, people have been peddling different rumours with his name in an attempt to discredit his good cause.
Igboho said henceforth, he will not grant an interview to any media again. He introduced his spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, who he said will be speaking on his behalf.
He said in a viral video:
“This fight is not about civil war, it is about the killer herdsmen who are killing our people.
"I have been seeing fake news flying here and there, some said I’m not scared of civil war, any news that you see henceforth that is not from Koiki don’t believe it."
My agitation about southwest security alone - Igboho
Meanwhile, the self-styled Yoruba activist said his concern is to liberate the Yoruba race from the grip of Fulani herders' rising dominance in the southwest.
Igboho made his position known amid various media reports linking him with a statement which he was said to have boasted that he would defeat Boko Haram in Sambisa forest if given a chance and moral support by the government.
The politician-turned-businessman denied saying he can tackle the dreaded insurgent group, noting the media report in that regard is a mere fabrication.