Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, over the quit order he issued on Fulani Herdsmen in Igangan Town in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.
BBC Hausa quoted Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, as confirming the arrest order during its programme on Friday.
Shehu reportedly said the IGP informed him of his directive to Ngozi Onadeko, the Oyo commissioner of police, to arrest Igboho and transfer him to Abuja.
Frank Mba, Police spokesman, did not immediately respond to TheCable’s inquiry on the order of the IGP.
Igboho had asked herdsmen in Igangan, a town in Ibarapa North local government area of Oyo state to leave within seven days, following reports of the killing of some Oyo citizens.
He had blamed herders and Fulanis, including Saliu Kadri, the Seriki Fulani, of being behind the rising insecurity in the area.
The quit notice generated tension in parts of the state, prompting Governor Seyi Makinde to ask the Police Force to arrest those fomenting trouble under the guise of protecting the interest of Yoruba people.
“For people stoking ethnic tension, they are criminals and once you get them, they should be arrested and treated like common criminals,” the governor had told the police commissioner.