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Herdsmen: Why I Visited Sunday Igboho – Fani-Kayode



Herdsmen: Why I Visited Sunday Igboho - Fani-Kayode

Former minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has revealed why he paid a visit to popular Yoruba activist Sunday Igboho at his Soka, Ibadan residence.

Recall that Igboho had asked Fulani herders to leave Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State over their alleged criminal activities.

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.

Speaking after a closed-door meeting that lasted for more than three hours, Fani-Kayode declared that Igboho is not against any particular tribe, ethnic or people.

According to the former minister, the whole of the Yoruba nation is solidly behind Igboho and his mission to rid the South West of killer herdsmen.

Femi Fani-Kayode said: “My purpose is to come and stand side by side, shoulder by shoulder with someone I have immense respect for.

“He has shown the world and most importantly, he has shown Yoruba people that we are not cowards, we are not people who can be pushed around, we are not people who can be pillaged, killed and raped, and those that perpetrate this crime feels at ease in our land.

“So, I have come to express my appreciation and solidarity with somebody that I believe has done the right thing without violating any laws in this country because that is very important. I don’t believe he has done that.

“I believe it is right and proper for every Yoruba leader to show appreciation for the lives he has saved and for his pursuits of people that have been committing crimes, that is the first purpose.

“The second purpose is also to let him also let him know that his message of peace and unity, that is to say, he has nothing Fulani people but he has everything against criminals that comes to our forest in this part of the country to come and kill, those are his enemies, those are the people that are our collective enemies and that is what he is fighting against and there is nothing unlawful in that.”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.