A presidential social media aide, Lauretta Onochie, has hailed Governor Seyi Makinde for ordering the arrest of Sunday Igboho.
Recall that the Yoruba activist – Igboho and his supporters stormed the Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State in attempt to chase out the Fulani herdsmen in the area.
The move comes after the expiration of a seven-day quit notice he gave to the herdsmen over the alleged incessant killings, kidnappings, and destruction of farms carried out by herdsmen in Ibarapaland.
“What is happening will not be limited to this place, we will drive out Fulani from entire Yorubaland. They want to be killing us. We will not accept this,” Igboho said to his supports.
In reaction on Friday, Makinde maintained that his government would not allow anyone hiding under the guise of ethnic interest to perpetrate crisis in the state.
He added that the state and the security agencies would only wage war against criminal elements, irrespective of their tribes, religions, or creed.
Makinde maintained that his administration would continue to synergise with security agencies in the state to fight crime and criminality irrespective of their tribes, religions, or creed.
“For people stoking ethnic tension, they are criminals and once you get them, they should be arrested and treated like common criminals,” Makinde said.
“I will still say it here that we are not after Hausa-Fulani. We are after criminals,” he added while receiving the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko.
“We are after hoodlums and bandits irrespective of their tribe, religion, or creed. Those are the people we are after. If you look into the records, when we had the armed robbery incident at Okeho in Kajola Local Government Area of the state, some people were killed, some were arrested and we found out that they were from Ebira, from Kogi State. So, we want to go after the criminals – whether they are Yoruba, Hausa, Fulani or whoever they are,” Makinde said.
In reaction to Makinde’s comments, Onochie hailed the move as a good move, urging him to ensure that Igboho is prosecuted to serve as a deterrent.
Her tweet read: “Oyo: Makinde orders Police to arrest Sunday Igboho, others over Fulani quit notice.
“Kudos, Mr. Governor. That’s how to show that you are the Chief Security Officer of Oyo State and that you are in charge. Please ensure prosecution to serve as deterrent.”
Oyo: Makinde orders Police to arrest Sunday Igboho, others over Fulani quit notice.
?Kudos, Mr. Governor. Thats how to show that you are the Chief Security Officer of Oyo State and that you are in charge.
Please ensure prosecution to serve as deterrenthttps://t.co/oeAC1Q3051
— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) January 22, 2021
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