Daily Metro News NG
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate arrest of Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho, over an eviction order and violence on Fulani communities in Oyo State.
Mallam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed the new development in an interview with BBC Hausa.
Garba told BBC Hausa that the Adamu told him in a telephone conversation that an order had been given to the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Ngozi Onadeko, to arrest Igboho immediately and transfer him to Abuja.
Recall that 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 was in Igangan in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State on Friday when Sunday Igboho and his supporters reportedly stormed the Fulani settlement in the town to eject 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.
Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde, had earlier ordered the new Commissioner of Police in the state to treat anyone fuelling ethnic tension as criminals.