The presidency says Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho over the ultimatum he issued to Fulani herdsmen in Oyo to leave the state.
According to BBC Hausa, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, confirmed the arrest order during its programme on Friday.
Part of the BBC Hausa report read, “Garba said he just got off the telephone with the Inspector General of the Nigeria Police, who confirmed to him that he had ordered the arrest of Igboho, who is to be brought to Abuja.
“Igboho is among topics that have generated public discuss on social media in Nigeria on Friday since he visited Igangan in Ibarapa Local Government (of Oyo State) where he insisted that all Fulani residents in Oyo State, must leave as long as kidnapping continues.
“Mallam Garba Shehu said government was having a hard time punishing (such) offenders because of the activities of human rights organisations.
“Garba Shehu said the order given by the Inspector General of Police, for now, is that Igboho should be arrested and brought to Abuja to be taken to court to face prosecution.”
Igboho had asked fulani’s in Igangan, Ibarapa north local government area of Oyo state to leave within seven days following reports of the killing of some Oyo citizens.
He had blamed herders and Fulanis, including the Seriki Fulani, Saliu Kadri of being behind the rising insecurity in the area.