The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho over the quit order issued to Fulani herdsmen in Oyo State.
The Cable reports the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu was quoted by BBC Hausa on Friday to have confirmed the arrest order.
Naija News reports Igboho, a youth leader and activist in Oyo State had issued a seven-day ultimatum to Fulani herders to leave Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.
The freedom fighter insisted that Fulani herders must fish out the killers of prominent Yoruba sons and daughters. He said that the reason for asking the herders to leave is because of unending killings and kidnapping.
The President’s spokesperson reportedly said the IGP instructed the new Police Commissioner in Oyo State, Ngozi Onadeko, to arrest Igboho and transfer him to Abuja.
As at the time of filing this report, Force spokesman, Frank Mba did not immediately respond to an inquiry on the order of the IGP.
The disagreement between the Sunday Igboho camp and Fulani herdsmen has generated tension in Oyo State with the Governor, Seyi Makinde saying his government will not allow anyone to cause an ethnic crisis in the Southwest state.
Makinde disclosed this on Friday when he received the new state Police Commissioner, Ngozi Onadeko, who paid a courtesy visit to him in his office.
The governor also condemned the attack on Fulani herdsmen in Igangan area of the state by supporters of a renowned freedom fighter, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho.
According to Makinde, nobody has the right to attack or harass anyone carrying out legitimate businesses in the state.
He added that his administration would not allow anyone to threaten the peace of the state by acting unlawfully or infringing on the rights of others.
The governor noted that his government and security agencies need not wage war against any particular ethnic group but against criminal elements, irrespective of their tribes, religions, or creed.
Makinde promised that his administration would continue to work with all security agencies in the state to fight criminals, hoodlums, and bandits.
He, however, urged the police to arrest miscreants, irrespective of their tribes, causing tension and threatening the peace of the state.