The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has warned the new Oyo State Police Commissioner, Ngozi Onadeko, to be circumspect in carrying out the orders of the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu on the arrest of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
He warned that if she dares make any attempt to arrest Igboho, he would deploy the full might of IPOB to fight and harm her family members.
Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, on a BBC Hausa Service interview on Saturday disclosed that the IGP told he had ordered ComPo Onadeko to arrest Igboho and bring him to Abuja. Igboho’s offence was the eviction notice he gave Fulani herdsmen in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State to leave the area or face the wrath of his people. True to his threat, Igboho and thousands of youths in the community, on Saturday, stormed the enclave of the Seriki Fulani in the area and drove them out.
The incident has threatened inter-tribal conflict in some parts of the country.
In a Facebook post, Kanu urged the police commissioner to resign, else her family would face the might of IPOB.
He said, “A warning to Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, the new Igbo Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command. You are an Igbo woman, so I expect you to be reasonable enough to know that Fulani IGP posted you to Oyo to superintend the arrest or possible killing of Yoruba youths in order to foment enmity between the East and the West at this critical juncture in the history of the liberation of all indigenous peoples across Nigeria, including you and your family.
“I will advice you to resign honourably from your position as a certain Yoruba CP did in Abia State when he declined to order men under his command to open fire on IPOB protesters.
“I am warning you not to do anything likely to jeopardise the safety or well-being of Sunday Ighoho otherwise you and your family will have the might of IPOB to contend with. The silly game you people always play in that #Zoo will no longer wash with us.
“Suddenly Fulani have realised that appointing an Igbo woman as Police Commissioner is a good thing because they want to use you. Nothing should happen to Ighoho.”