Typical of the Buhari government’s response to any affront against the murderous activities of Fulani herdsmen, the administration’s Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.
The Yoruba activist had, a week ago, issued an eviction notice to Fulanis who were fingered as the brain behind the spike in the rate of insecurity in Yoruba state of South-West Nigeria.
One of Buhari’s spokesmen, Garba Shehu said this in an interview with BBC Hausa service.
He said the IGP informed him that had ordered the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, to arrest Igboho immediately and transfer him to Abuja.
Igboho had ordered herdsmen in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State to leave within seven days, attributing the spate of banditry and killings in the area to them.
The activist and his supporters were in Igangan, in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State on Friday where they ejected the Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, and some other herdsmen accused of fuelling security problems in the area.
Igboho had last week issued a seven-day quit notice to the Seriki and his associates.
Governor Seyi Makinde had ordered the Commissioner of Police to treat anyone fuelling ethnic tension as criminals.