Embattled Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho has expressed gratitude to Yoruba traditional rulers and concerned citizens from the South-West, for standing for him against the threat of the Nigeria police.
Naija News understands that the likes of Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode; Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu; the Aare-Ona Kakanfo, Gani Adams and many others had used their voices to stop Igboho’s arrest by the security operatives following an order from the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
The call for Igboho’s arrest follows after he stormed Igangan to effect the eviction of Fulani herdsmen from the Ibarapa community in Oyo State, this online news platform understands. Reports had it that the event led to the burning of houses, cars and properties belonging to the Fulani leaders by some Yoruba youths.
Igboho has, however, denied attacking any anybody during his visit to Igangan, an event which raised the eyebrows of many, causing controversies on social media.
Addressing some Yoruba youths on Sunday, January 24, Igboho noted that Yoruba leaders and elders are not happy with the spate of insecurity in the South-West. He, however, appreciated the fact that they are now raising their voices against the development.
“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,” Igboho noted.
He continued that saying: “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.
Watch Igboho addressing the youths in the video below: