President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the civil unrest in Oyo over Fulani Herdsmen Quite notice and violence by Sunday Adeyemo and his supporters.
The president who spoke over the contentious ultimatum given to Fulanis to leave Oyo state; asked police to unleash terror on Sunday Adeyemo, popular known as Sunday Igboho, and his followers if they continue to foment trouble in the South West state.Recall that Sunday Igboho accused the ethnic group of being responsible for the mindless killings and wanton attacks on Yorubas in the Ibarapa area of the state.
Yesterday, Sunday Igboho and his supporters stormed Oke-Ogun parts of Oyo State to enforce the ultimatum given to the Fulanis, a development that led to a vicious attack which led to the alleged killing of two persons, setting of the home, Cars and other assets of a famous Fulani chief that worth millions ablaze.
“The president was briefed on the matter and he said Sunday’s action can disturb public peace and it should stop,” Peoples Gazette quoted a police source to have said.
According to the source, the president had directed the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to use lethal force on Igboho and his foot soldiers if they continue to push the country to the brink civil war.
“We were told from IG’s office that the president has asked for Sunday Igboho and his followers to be shot at sight if they continue pushing to drag Nigeria into a civil war.” the police source said.
Another police source said that Adamu was looking at other ways to resolve the issue, part of which would include meeting with Yoruba leaders.
“He does not want to flout presidential directive, but he has been talking to Yoruba leaders to find other means of preventing the matter from escalating “A possible trip to the South-west is also on the table.” The senior police officer said.