Yoruba activist and freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, has stormed Ogun State in his quest to rid the state and entire SouthWest region of criminal elements who parades themselves as herdsmen.
Igboho’s heroic deed came to the fore when he went face to face with the Fulani settlers in Ibarapa North Local Government of Oyo State, giving their leader, known popularly as Seriki, an ultimatum of seven days to vacate the area.
He accused the settlers of engineering series of heinous crimes against their host communities through acts of kidnapping for ransom, killings, raping and causing destruction to farmlands through their cattle grazing activities and as such drove them out of the state upon the expiration of the ultimatum.
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Speaking to a crowd of supporters during a brief stop in Abeokuta in Ogun, Igboho insists that it is high time the Yoruba youths rise up and fight for their rights and speak up against the incessant unwarranted crimes they face from the marauding notorious herdsmen.
He said the rate of killings and kidnappings in the South West has brought so much fear in people that even the Yorubas in the diaspora are finding it difficult to come back home for fear of falling victims to the same ordeal.
Igboho declared that he and his men will be going straight to Yewa-North of the State noting that the area has been reported to currently be the centre of kidnappings and various crimes by killer herdsmen in the state.
He, however, thanked the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, for supporting his actions.
While responding to questions, Igboho maintained that there is now total peace in Igangan in Ibadan where he first chased the Fulanis away. He said the movement, however, does not stop there alone as all the states in the Yoruba States would be visited and bad eggs amongst the herders will be flushed out.
He stated that the fight to rid the region of the bad elements enjoys the full support of all Yorubas home and abroad and denies knowledge of any saboteurs within the states.