A violent attempt by a joint security force to arrest popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, was met by heavy resistance from youths today.
The security force comprising of soldiers, policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), laid an ambush along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in a bid to arrest the activist who has been vocal about the attacks meted on Yoruba people by Fulani herdsmen.
It was gathered that Igboho was on his way to meet Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, when the security force tried to violently whisk him away.
Confirming the development, critic, Femi Fani-Kayode, while condemning the development, stated that the move to violently arrest Igboho was not proper.
According to the new member of the ruling the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Yoruba activist should have been properly invited for questioning.
Recall that Igboho, in January, issued a one-week ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen asking them to leave Oyo State following crimes allegedly perpetrated by the herders.
However, Igboho’s ultimatum to the Fulanis was met by criticism from government at the Federal and State levels as they claimed that he had no to power to force the herdsmen out of Yorubaland.
The events afterwards saw a wave of violence between the Fulanis and their host community; a development that saw the house of the Seriki Fulani in the state set ablaze. Igboho’s house would follow suite a few days later.
This came as the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, gave an order for the arrest of Sunday Igboho because of the eviction notice issued to the herdsmen.
See video below:
Why this harassment of CHIEF SUNDAY IGBOHO by agents of a government that knows the whereabouts of bandits who live inside remote forests and won't go near them but have the temerity and shamelessness to terrorize a man who lives in his own beautiful home in Ibadan city!!! pic.twitter.com/70fHCm3VI5
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) February 26, 2021