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Trending video: I’m Back to chase killer herdsmen since army can’t protect us – Sunday Igboho

Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho, has vowed to chase away killer herdsmen from the south-west now that he’s back in the country.

He made the pledge on Tuesday while addressing supporters who were cheering him following the burial of his mother in his hometown, Igboho area of Oyo State.

Recall that Igboho was arrested in Benin Republic on his way to Germany on July 19, 2021, together with his wife, Ropo, but he was released in October 2023.

The activist who spoke in Yoruba, said he’s back to face killer herdsmen since the security forces deployed to the region especially to Ekiti where monarchs were killed in broad daylight, cannot combat the supposed killers.

Igboho said; “I want you all to stand with me so that we can liberate ourselves from the herders encroaching on our lands. Let us mount security in all the Yoruba lands ourselves, if not, they will take our lands.

“We don’t have to wait for the government or anyone. Let’s just work in unison. We cannot farm on our lands because of these herders. And our people are going hungry and angry. We don’t need the soldiers the government claims to have deployed to Ekiti State. We work in accordance with our elders and mount the places ourselves.

“It was my mother that was my fear before but now she’s gone, I have nothing to be scared of again. I am now back to take back our land.”

He also faulted the rumour about him working for politicians, by pointing out that they won’t want him dead if he was truly working for them.

“I am not working for any politician. In fact, if I incidentally slapped someone, the government would be ready to arrest me and put me behind bars. I know they are watching me closely now to know my next action but I’m ready to take a step to stop these marauders’ activities in our lands,” Igboho added.

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