The Ogun State government, on Saturday, said popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho) is welcome in the state to assist in solving their security situation.
This was made known by Remmy Hazzan, Special Adviser on Public Communications to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Punch Live on Saturday.
He 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 during the interview.
The government’s position is coming on the heels of complaints by residents and some monarchs of Ketu-speaking villages in the Yewa North Local Government Area of the state, who said they were brutalised by soldiers when they escorted herdsmen to graze in their communities.
Recall that Igboho, who had issued a seven-day quit notice to herdsmen accused of sundry crimes in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State and enforced same, had also said he and his supporters would storm Ogun and other South-West states to rid Yoruba communities of Fulani terrorists.
When asked if the state government was ready for the ‘visit’ by Igboho, the Ogun State governor’s aide said any stakeholders who would help the security architecture of the state was welcome.