IGP Orders Sunday Igboho’s Arrest Over Eviction Notice To Herdsmen
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has ordered the arrest of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho over his eviction notice issued to herdsmen in Ibarapa North local government area of Oyo State.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu confirmed the arrest order on Saturday while speaking to BBC Hausa.
The presidential spokesman said that IGP Adamu instructed the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Ngozi Onadeko, to arrest the activist and transfer him to Abuja.
However, the police authorities have yet to confirm the arrest order.
Videos circulating on social media showed Igboho supervising the eviction of some Fulani people from Igangan area of Ibarapa North LGA on Friday after a one-week ultimatum he issued for them to vacate the area elapsed.
The Yoruba activist blamed the Fulani people and their Seriki, Saliu Abdulkadri for being behind insecurity in the area.
The eviction notice fuelled tensions in the state.
This caused Governor Seyi Makinde to call on IGP Adamu to arrest those formenting trouble in the state.
He said he would not watch idly as some people cause mayhem under the pretext of fighting for Yoruba interest in the state.