Arresting Igboho will escalate tensions, Middle Belt tells FG
Friday Olokor, AbujaThreats by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to arrest Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Igboho over his alleged involvement in the violence that took place in...
Kindly Share This StoryFriday Olokor, AbujaThreats by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to arrest Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Igboho over his alleged involvement in the violence that took place in Oyo State, received serious knocks from the Middle Belt Forum on Sunday.
The organisation also supported the quit notice handed by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Fulani terrorists to leave the forest reserves in the state.The MBF specifically warned the Federal Government against any action that would escalate the ongoing tension as demonstrated by the arrest order on Igboho.
READ ALSO:Igboho: We’ll bring culprits to justice, says Oyo CPThe National President of MBF, DR. Pogu Bitrus, expressed these views in a statement in Abuja.According to him, Akeredolu’s quit order was meant for unregistered herders occupying the forests and involved in kidnappings and banditry. headtopics.com
He said, “We call on the Federal Government, especially the Police, to desist from escalating the crisis. What the Presidency and the Police ought to do now is to assist various states to flush out these criminals. Arresting Igboho at this moment can only escalate the growing tension into a raging fury that may further lead to dreadful uncertainties for our nation’s future.
“We are also worried at the turn of events in the South-West and the order issued by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, for the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho, over his alleged role in the violence that took place at the weekend in Oyo state.
READ ALSO:NIN: FG grants Plateau registration licence“While we welcome the bold decision by the governor to protect lives and property of citizens threatened by the activities of bandits that have now found safe havens in forests, we are completely opposed to any action by the Federal Government to escalate the ongoing tension as demonstrated by the arrest order on Igboho.”
The MBF supported Akeredolu’s quit notice, describing it as a bold decision by him to protect lives and property of citizens threatened by the activities of bandits who have found safe havens in forests.Bitrus said, “We are completely opposed to any action by the Federal Government to escalate the ongoing tension as demonstrated by the arrest order on Igboho. headtopics.com
“As the umbrella organisation representing ethnic nationalities in the Middle Belt region, the MBF is in total support of ridding Ondo State of bandits and criminal elements as contained in the ultimatum handed down on criminal herders by the governor.
READ ALSO:Fulani herdsmen remove finger, shatter woman’s jaw in Ogun“As the Chief Security Officer of Ondo State, Governor Akeredolu is rightly entitled to protect citizens that are now under constant siege by criminal elements. For those who insist that the quit order on criminal herders amounts to infringing the citizenship rights of Fulani, the MBF wishes to reiterate that Akeredolu’s quit order is to unregistered herders occupying the forests and involved in kidnappings and banditry.
“The MBF wishes to state that it is unacceptable for the Federal Government to interfere in the genuine efforts deployed by Governor Akeredolu to end the ceaseless abductions of peaceful citizens for ransom. We find it inscrutable for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration to insist on defending criminals whose major preoccupation is unleashing violence and terror on peaceful communities.
“What the Federal Government should do now is to assist Akeredolu and other state governors to flush out these criminals and end the culture of lawlessness ripping across not only Ondo but also other states where these outlaws have turned our nation’s forest reserves into safe harbours for their crimes. headtopics.com
READ ALSO:Oyo herdsmen crisis: Makinde, IGP team, monarchs meet today“The MBF recalls that in the height of grisly killings and devastations that trailed many communities in Benue State, President Buhari had called on the people to return home and learn to live with their neighbours in peace. When neighbours decide to turn themselves into agents of terror on their fellow neighbours who are peace-loving, then, such neighbours are no longer neighbours but outlaws that must be arrested and be made to face the law.
“The MBF wishes to state that the only way to end these vicious assaults by these bandits is to completely flush them out of our nation’s forest reserves. We cannot continue to play the ostrich as Nigerian communities continue to suffer bloodshed due to increasing waves of vicious and unprovoked attacks on defenceless citizens by these vicious brigands.
“With many states, especially in the Middle Belt Region, now under the menace of these outlaws, we call for both the Federal Government and the states to adopt the policy of ranching as means of ending the security challenges posed by these criminal herders.
“We call on state governors to emulate Akeredolu’s quit order in order to cleanse Nigeria’s forest reserves of vicious brigands. In this modern age noted for global best practices, the adoption of the policy of ranching has become an urgent and irrevocable option.
“We stand in solidarity with Governor Akeredolu on his resolve to rid the forest reserves of bandits engaged in kidnappings and other crimes. We call on the Federal Government and other state governors to work in partnership and end the terror perpetrated by these bandits whose occupation of the country’s forest reserves have become present and future dangers to Nigeria as a nation.”Read more: The Punch Newspapers »
DoDeRightThing Miyetti Allah said Nigeria would burn to ashes. Your President said blood will spill all over & no one was arrested. Yoruba people, protect your own. Igboho should be protected at all cost. This is not the time to sit on the fence. AriyoAristotle We will all rise na. .....into war to regain their peace
Arresting Sunday igboho will ignite the fire that Nigeria is not prepared to put on its roof...... From all indications, 95% of Yoruba people are in support of his actions... And Yoruba population is willing like never before to follow any of their leaders who are ready to go... We are formidable It will not only escalate tensions but may lead to a civil war.
Never forgot East will defend western states so who is fg Is this man family with Murphy Afolabi, yoruba film actor Who are the middle belt people?tell us Northern Christians only, and they are irrelevant in Nigerian politics, igboho arrest will not change anything, Nnamdi kanu was arrested nothing happens sowore was arrested nothing happens, FFK was arrested nothing happens, Fayose too.
Who's he to evade Arrest? So it’s now a crime in Nigeria for Landlord to give Tenant quit notice abi? God save this country. Tensions should be allowed to escalate!. Nigeria's been sitting on a keg of gunpowder for a long time. This ethnocracy didn't start to today. There is already tension caused by the bloody Fulani killers in Nigeria. Their game is over!
Jobless interlopers! Since the only language Fulani herdsmen and Miyetti Allah understands is operation fire for fire, let everyone part of Nigeria be ready to give it to them. Claiming that all lands in Nigeria belongs to them is provocative. And Garuba Shehu won't caution them oo. Stateless group Let wait and see what will happen....b4 the we beat the drum.....great sagamu...
Arrest him 4wat? Miyetti Allah said they owe All Lands in Nigeria, have they been arrested?How many killer herdsmen have bn arrested?Those dat disobeyed & openly challenged governor Akeredoru have they bn arrested? Those who gave Igbos quiet notice 4yrs ago have they bn arrested? Go him house and arrest him PoliceNG
No man should be allowed to incite war and anarchy in a nation. Who is the problem here? Igboho or fg Can't they ever say what's wrong? The killings, impunity and daring acts of these herdsmen is much. Fg should be looking for a way instead to curtail their overlong gown... Haba Let Ngozi the CP dance to the tune of MBuhari and his handlers. Then we shall see the result. Sebi Buhari dey mad abi...okay
Is he above the law? I guess he should be left to go for free because he is a Yoruba man who coordinated murderous gang against helpless Fulani whose lives doesn’t matter to anybody 😒 I can single handedly put that good for nothing to the ground and deal with him so well,,,,, Dem never knw It is because you don't know yourself that's why you are speaking like a child,,,,,
What are you saying,, who is igboho,, are you even listining to yourself,,,,, The failure of PoliceNG to arrest Sunday Adeyemo would have emboldened the 'Middle Belt' to forment trouble or incite inter communal wars in Nigeria. We will have none it. Who is Middle Belt? I am a stakeholder & statesman in North Central part of Nigeria. These few financial scavengers who masqueraded themselves as Middle Belt group are nothing but 419s. It's very clear the ethnic war drummers are warming up for ochastrated evil against Nigeria.
PMB is supposed to be arrested and jailed for his ethnic agenda and crime against the Nigerian State. He is a divisive ruler and not qualified to be the president of a multicultural country like Nigeria. He only promotes and protects his ethnic group.We need a unifying president. No man should be allowed to incite war and anarchy in a nation. He is considered a terrorist just like Nnamdi Kanu.
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Let the fulani controlled federal government leave this south west hero alone If IGP tries to Arrest SUNDAY IGBOHO look at the worst mistake and RISK that will befall on Nigeria,My kindly advise to you IGP you shouldn't go there. There must be Arrested who is she. and which states Are middle belt No it will bring peace the government should know this already.
Sheybe you want to be stupid Northerners will not retaliate, will not attack, will not instigate, we will just keep following the development and fold our hands, we will not take law into our hands, we will watch and wait till its the Southerner turn to pilot the affairs of this nation. He dares not unless if he wanna die of “Oro”
MBuhari will not concede he thinks he can quench fire with fire How can they arrest a man fighting for his people, this is insane. D hypocrisy of dis govt is very dangerous. Here dey are callin 4d arrest of those fought 2defend dia land but d same govt on d other hand busy negotiatin wit terrorist & givin billions of naira 2 Miyetti Allah terrorist. It will b like a film tricks wen other nations start 2 rise
Without anyone telling FG, common sense should tell!