Peter Moses, Dailytrust
Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, alongside his supporters, on Monday, stormed some areas in Yewaland, Ogun State, asking killer herdsmen to vacate Yorubaland.
He said he was in Ogun on the invitation of Governor Dapo Abiodun to sack killer herdsmen from the state.
Igboho was in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital, before proceeding to Eggua, Asa and Eseluland which had complained about activities of killer herdsmen.
He said he would visit the entire Yorubaland to ensure peace.
Igboho had recently visited a Fulani settlement in Igangan, Oyo State, where Sharki Fulani Saliu Abdulkadir’s residence was attacked for alleged complicity in attacks by suspected herdsmen in the area.
Igboho explained on Monday: “The reason for our visit to Ogun state is to flush out the killer herdsmen.
“We’ve not visited the governor, we’ll do that after we’ve flushed the Fulani herdsmen out of the state.
“Let’s thank God and the governor of the state; he said himself that he wanted us to come and send the killer herdsmen out.
“His action shows that he loves the people of Ogun state.
“If he doesn’t love the people of Ogun state, he wouldn’t have allowed us to come to the state.”
However, Governor Abiodun, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Waheed Odusile, denied enlisting Igboho to combat crime in the state.
Abiodun was silent on the Igboho’s Monday visit but denied earlier report credited to his Special Adviser on Public Communication, Remmy Hazzan, welcoming Igboho to the state.
“At all times, the government will ensure all security agencies and indeed all stakeholders operate within the ambit of the law and will neither welcome nor endorse any initiative that amounts to self-help or is outside the contemplation of the constitution which is the ground norm binding on all governments and persons in the country,” he said.
He emphasized that Ogun “is home to all Nigerians and foreigners alike.”