The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of human rights activists, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, over the seven-day ultimatum issued to Fulani in Oyo State.
This was confirmed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, during an interview with BBC Hausa.
Shehu, who said he had just got off the phone with the police boss, who told him that he had ordered Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Ngozi Onadeko, to arrest Igboho immediately and transfer him to Abuja.
“Garba said he just got off the telephone with the Inspector General of the Nigeria Police, who confirmed to him that he had ordered the arrest of Igboho, who is to be brought to Abuja.
“Igboho is among topics that have generated public discuss on social media in Nigeria on Friday since he visited Igangan in Ibarapa Local Government (of Oyo State) where he insisted that all Fulani residents in Oyo State, must leave as long as kidnapping continues.
“Mallam Garba Shehu said government was having a hard time punishing (such) offenders because of the activities of human rights organisations.
“Garba Shehu said the order given by the Inspector General of Police, for now, is that Igboho should be arrested and brought to Abuja to be taken to court to face prosecution," part of the BBC report read,
Recall that Ighoho had asked herdsmen in Ibarapa Local Government Area to leave within seven days, blaming the leadership of the Fulani of being behind the rising insecurity in the state.