Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to condemn the failed attempt by a joint team of security operatives to forcefully arrest Chief Sunday Igboho.
As previously reported by Naija News, Igboho was on his way to see Afenifere chieftain, Pa Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos on Friday when the joint team, numbering about 40 ambushed him and wanted to arrest him on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
However, Igboho’s supporters resisted his arrest as commotion ensued between his supporters and the joint team which sought to arrest him by force.
Following the incident, Nigerians have taken to social media to condemn the move by the security operatives.
Below are some of their reactions.
While Terrorists Were Busy Kidnapping Over 300 Students In Zamfara, A Joint Team Of DSS, Soldiers And Police Tried To Arrest Sunday Igboho This Afternoon. Yet, Sheikh Gumi Is Working Around Freely Negotiating With Terrorists And Killer Fulani Herdsmen. Welcome To One Nigeria! pic.twitter.com/CRKkTVTR3x
— Somto Okonkwo (@General_Somto) February 26, 2021
Why this harassment of CHIEF SUNDAY IGBOHO by agents of a government that knows the whereabouts of bandits who live inside remote forests and won’t go near them but have the temerity and shamelessness to terrorize a man who lives in his own beautiful home in Ibadan city!!! pic.twitter.com/70fHCm3VI5
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) February 26, 2021
..I condemn this attempt to ambush& abduct him. It is not only reckless but also very dangerous. If the security agencies want to see him all they need to do is to invite him to their office. I am not aware of any crime that he has committed & I urge restraint on all sides. 2/
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) February 26, 2021
“Sunday Igboho is a hero to millions of Yorubas and either killing him or detaining him unlawfully would be the biggest mistake they could make.” https://t.co/FS48HeBLa2
— Vanguard Newspapers (@vanguardngrnews) February 26, 2021
Why are you arresting Sunday igboho if Gumi walking freely?
— Bàbá Olówó (@BashorunofNaija) February 26, 2021
Military, DSS and police numbering up to 40 allegedly sent to arrest Sunday Igboho meanwhile 317 students were abducted somewhere in Zamfara by bokoharam yesterday and we are yet to have them back or any rescue operation going on
— KiZUSHiKARiKiRiN… (@KAHZKAHZ) February 26, 2021
Buhari is making very big mistakes and his “yes-men” are cheering him on especially his clueless online army.
He has not arrested nor presecuted bandits/criminals that kidnap and kill unchallenged but he is chasing shadows. This is NOT endorsing Igboho’s ways.
— Olu (MNITP/RTP) (@TowmeeLee) February 26, 2021
Sunday igboho is different from swore una dey try arrest person wey dey on guard 24/7 ???????????????
— ThaRealBello ♚ (@ThaRealBello) February 26, 2021
Lmaooooo so they can make attempts to arrest Sunday Igboho but they can’t locate “bandits” who sheikh gumi is having meetings with?
— Danjalous Liquid Metal (@Sakagucheee) February 26, 2021
I will enjoin buhari, his puppeteers and puppets to calm down seriously; all the gragra will only met is serious resistance. How do you break in someone’s house and kidnapped him or attempt to arrest Igboho? Yet Gumi walks free with bandits; bargaining with terrorist. #FreeSomto
— Mobolaji Akinboboye (@mobolaboboye) February 26, 2021
COWARD FG leaves Zamara abductor and Bandict to Harrass Chief Sunday Igboho for fighting for his right.. Impunity at it’s very best.. #SUNDAYIGBOHO
— The Akarigbo Of Lagos (@its_dshow) February 26, 2021
@PoliceNG and DSS is busy trying to arrest Sunday Igboho who is speaking the truth but Sheikh gumni is walking around freely demanding for ransom for bandits and bandits are granted freedom. We really need to start questioning one Nigeria
— Dr Agbo Echezona (@agboechezona1) February 26, 2021
One sunday igboho is equal 1000 soldiers. He doesnt even needs body guard, he is equal to the task
— OMO IRUNMOLE (@OIrunmole) February 26, 2021
— La_Niraddy (@17th_Nigerian) February 26, 2021
Is Sunday Igboho our problem?
— Fabamise Folarin (@FreshAbidakun) February 26, 2021