Jubilation as Sunday Igboho arrives Ogun



Dreaded Yoruba anri-kidnapping activist, Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho on Monday arrived Yewa area of Ogun State, in continuation of his campaign to remove criminal Fulani herdsmen from the South-West.

Clad in a grey safari, he was welcomed by a large crowd of people.

He had been specially invited by the state government to assist in flushing out kidnappers and criminal Fulani herdsmen from its forests.

Igboho pledged that he would not engage in any unlawful activity during his stay.

He had last month enforced a quit order to Fulani herdsmen in Igangan, Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Spokesman for Governor Dapo Abiodun, Him. Remmy Hazzan, had told PUNCH Newspapers on Saturday that Igboho was welcome in the state.

He said the state government was also inviting other persons who had solutions to the issues.

Hazzan said: “Anybody who is hoping to help us with the security situation is welcome. Not only Sunday Igboho, whoever has what it takes to help us get security right is welcome in Ogun State,” Hazzan said on PUNCH Live on Saturday.

Igboho, who had issued a seven-day quit notice to herdsmen accused of sundry crimes in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State and enforced the same, had said:

“What many people do not know about this whole issue is that it was God that wanted to liberate Ibarapa people from the captivity of herdsmen that I went there.

“The suffering that the people of Ibarapa were going through was brought to the fore by the death of Dr. Aborode. It exposed a lot of things going on in that area.

“Many who have been killed and kidnapped there are not small. We however thank God that normalcy has been restored gradually.
“By the grace of God, the remaining issues in Ogun state will be resolved, all criminal herdsmen in Ogun state should get prepared I am coming.”

However, Hazzan, stressed that Igboho “would be welcome for consultation” only and not for any form of violence or confrontation.