Tinubu is not Buhari Igboho to Miyetti Allah. Yoruba nation activist Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, has responded to the dismissal of his recent quit notice to Fulani herders in the Southwest by Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore.
Bodejo stated that some individuals were manipulating Igboho to escalate the situation and urged President Bola Tinubu to use security agencies to rein in Igboho.
Igboho, in turn, disputed Bodejo’s claims, emphasizing that the Nigerian constitution grants citizens the right to live anywhere but does not support the wanton killing of farmers, brutal rape of their wives, and destruction of farmlands. He highlighted the prevalent issues during the past administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and asserted that President Tinubu would not tolerate such actions.
While acknowledging the constitutional right of citizens to reside in any part of the country, Igboho argued against allowing herders to graze on farmlands, attack farmers, and assault their families.
He called on the Police, the Department of State Security (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and other paramilitary agencies to ensure the safety of lives and property.
Igboho also urged farmers to remain vigilant and report any activities that could jeopardize peace in their communities. He emphasized the need to prevent alleged killer Fulani herders from reigniting tension and insecurity in Nigeria, particularly in Yorubaland.
Igboho warned against repeating the lawlessness witnessed in the past and expressed confidence in the efficiency of security agencies to maintain peace nationwide, urging the public to collaborate in safeguarding their communities.
Igboho further criticised Bodejo, accusing him of seeking undue recognition through an unjustifiable stance on the atrocities committed by fellow Fulani herders. He pointed out the hardships faced by farmers, both in the North and South, due to the destructive actions of these herders, who often graze their cattle on farms, causing damage to crops.
Highlighting the change in leadership from former President Muhammadu Buhari to the current President Bola Tinubu, Igboho stressed that the era of lawlessness witnessed under Buhari would not be tolerated.
He warned against unprovoked attacks on farmers, particularly in the South West, where innocent lives have already been lost.
Addressing the Miyetti Allah group, Igboho called for their awareness of the consequences of lawlessness, emphasizing that security agency and the people would not allow them to compound the challenges faced by the common man.
In a plea to the heads of security agencies, Igboho urged them to intensify efforts and strategies to maintain peace and tranquility in all parts of the country, especially in the South West.
He reiterated the importance of preventing terror and violent attacks by rogue Fulani herders and cattle rustlers, emphasizing the role of vigilance by the people.
The statement concluded with a call to citizens to promptly report any activities that could threaten peace in their communities, while expressing confidence in the effectiveness of the Police, DSS, NSCDC, and other paramilitary agencies in ensuring the security of lives and properties nationwide.
Igboho urged unity in the collective effort to safeguard communities and prevent further harm to innocent citizens, particularly farmers and those residing in agrarian areas.