Tension as IGP orders arrest of Sunday Igboho over eviction notice

The Nigeria Police Force is reportedly planning to arrest a youth leader, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, over the quit notice he issued to herdsmen in a community in Oyo state.

The Cable, citing the BBC Hausa service reported that the inspector-general of police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of the youth leader for his ultimatum to the cattle dealers.

According to the publication, the BBC Hausa stated that a presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu had confirmed the IGP’s order.

Sunday Igboho’s ultimatum to herdsmen has caused tension in Oyo state. Photo: The Nation, This Day

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Shehu was reported to have said the IGP informed him of his directive to Ngozi Onadeko, the Oyo commissioner of police, to arrest Igboho and transfer him to Abuja.

Ngnews247.com recalls that Igboho had asked herdsmen in Igangan in Ibarapa north local government area of Oyo to leave within seven days following reports of the killing of some Oyo citizens.

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He accused herders of being behind the rising insecurity in the area.

Meanwhile, Igboho has dared the government of Oyo governor, Seyi Makinde to arrest him following his “leave” order to Fulani herders in Igangan community.

The youth leader spoke in Yoruba language, accused the governor of backing the Fulani herders who are threatening the peace of Yoruba race.

In a related report, a 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.

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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 reported.

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