Nigeria's Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, over the quit notice he issued to herdsmen.

This was made known by Shehu Garba, Spokesperson of the President.

Shehu told BBC Hausa that the IGP informed him of his directive to Ngozi Onadeko, the Oyo commissioner of police, to arrest Igboho and transfer him to Abuja.

Recall that Igboho had issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Fulani community in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government area of Oyo to leave following reports of the killing of some Oyo citizens including a Doctor who had returned from abroad to setup his business in the community..

He had accused the herders and Fulanis, including Saliu Kadri, the Seriki Fulani, of being the mastermind behind the rising insecurity in the area.

However, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on Wednesday opposed Igboho’s directive stating that nobody reserved the right to order anyone out of the state. 

The police commissioner of police in Oyo State also issued a statement which aligned with the Governor's claim. The CP stated that they were ready to ensure adequate security of every law-abiding resident of the state.

On Friday, Igboho's supporters attacked herdsmen in lbarapa and burned the house of the Seriki Fulani of Oyo State, Salihu Abdukadir, defying Governor Seyi Makinde's order.


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