Herders Eviction: Yorubas in Diaspora open GoFundMe to support Sunday Igboho

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Impressed by his valour and commitment to fight Yoruba course, some Yorubas in the diaspora have created a GoFundMe account to support the activities of acclaimed activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

The fund, according to the initiator, Maureen Badejo, a blogger and activist based in the United Kingdon, was to enable Igboho purchase operational vehicles and other relevant equipment to aid his quest to ensure the security of lives and property across the South West states.

The decision to set up the fund was arrived at on Tuesday during a virtual town fall meeting with Yorubas in Diaspora with a target to raise £100,000 (N51.8m).

As of the last check on Thursday morning, the sum of £9,320 (N4.8m) has been donated.

For the past two weeks, Mr Igboho has been in the news over his agitation to evict Fulani herdsmen in the six Southwest states of Nigeria.

He issued a seven-day ultimatum to herdsmen in the Ibarapa area o Oyo State to vacate the area.

By the time the ultimatum lapsed, he went to the community with some youth and his actions led to the destruction of home of the Seriki Fulani in the area.

Mr Igboho also went to Ogun State on Monday to carry out eviction of some herdsmen but the state government disowned him, saying his help was not needed.

Some prominent Yoruba leaders, including the Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, have warned Mr Igboho to thread softly and allow necessary authorities take charge.

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