IGP orders arrest of Sunday Igboho over attack on Fulani herdsmen

Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered the arrest of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho following the eviction notice he issued to herders in Oyo State.

IGP orders arrest of Sunday Igboho over attack on Fulani herdsmen

BBC Hausa quoted Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, as confirming the arrest order during its programme on Friday.

Shehu reportedly said the IGP informed him of his directive to Ngozi Onadeko, the Oyo commissioner of police, to arrest Igboho and transfer him to Abuja.

Igboho had recently issued a seven day quit notice to herdsmen in the state.

Days after issuing the quit notice, Igboho and his supporters on Friday stormed the Fulani community in Igangan in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area to chase herders out of the town.

During the clash, a Yoruba youth and a Fulani woman were reportedly killed. Properties worth millions of naira were also set ablaze.

Meanwhile, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde had warned people fueling ethic crisis in the state to desist from such act.

The governor while receiving the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko on Friday reiterated his stand, saying his government would not allow anyone to foment crisis in the state under the pretense of ethnic interest.

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