Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo Igboho has exposed how traditional Yoruba rulers and leaders have lifted their voices against the threat of arrest by the Nigerian police.
The presidency ordered the arrest of Igboho after he raided Igangan to oust Fulani herdsmen from the Ibarapa village in Oyo State.
Houses and cars belonging to the Fulani leaders were said to have been set on fire by some young people when Igboho visited the community.
While Igboho said he did not assault anybody during his visit to Igangan, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, was said to have ordered him to be arrested and taken to Abuja for trial.
But several Yoruba leaders have risen to caution the federal government about Igboho’s detention, saying that the already volatile situation may increase.
In a video on Sunday, Igboho appreciated the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode; Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu; Aare-Ona Kakanfo, Gani Adams and others for their assistance.
Addressing a group of youths on Sunday, Igboho said: “I swear to God, our fathers in Yoruba land are not happy over the state of insecurity in the region. But now, they are speaking up. You can see the prominent Yorubas that have raised their voices, saying Buhari if you try it! On radio, they are sounding warnings that if you arrest Igboho, there will be war; even Facebook did not rest. Look at our father like Dele Momodu. Look at Fani-Kayode as he raised his voice.
“These (Fulani) people continue killing our people and raping our sisters. Enough is enough!
“Look at the Alaafin of Oyo’s letter to Buhari. He has written another one today.
“The Ooni of Ife is angry on the throne of his fathers. He said you can’t be terrorising my Odu’a children while I keep quiet. He said he will no longer keep quiet. I swear to God he said that.
“He didn’t say it by words of his words only. He picked up his phone and called Buhari, telling him that enough is enough of the killings, kidnapping and banditry,” Sunday Igboho told his supporters.
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