*says no harm should befall him
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The coalition of Ibarapa Youths under the aegis of Ibarapa Youths Consultative Forum ( IYCF ) on Monday raised alarm of alleged plans to arrest a community leader from the area, Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho by the Federal Government.
According to the Ibarapa Youths, Chief Adeyemo Igboho’s purported offence was his recent visit to he Sheriki of Fulani in Igangan area of Ibarapa of Oyo State on the increasing spate of kidnapping, killings and maiming of Yoruba farmers by suspected herders in the area
The Youths in the statement signed by their leader Comrade Sola Omitogun a.k.a Ibarapa Power stressed that few minutes after Chief Adeyemo Igboho’s visit to Igangan, some irate Fulani’s went berserk , touched several houses and inflicted injuries on some Yoruba’s youths in Igangan.
According to the Coalition of Ibarapa Youths, there was no basis for anyone to mute the arrest of Chief Sunday Igboho for whatever reason, saying, up till this moment, none of the Fulani’s side including their Sheriki has come out that Chief Sunday Igboho attacked anybody physically during his visit
The Coalition leader in the statement faulted what he called ” all sorts of untrue stories which is been carried around meant to forment trouble and dent the good image of Sunday Igboho.”, adding that both the President Muhammed Buhari led Federal Government and Governor Seyi Makinde administration should not let any harm come to Chief Sunday Adeyemo Popularly known as Sunday Igboho
Comrade Omitogun emphasized that Ibarapa youths are solidly behind Chief Sunday Igboho , saying, “as a stakeholders in the area he has the right to express his displeasure over spate of brutal killings , kidnapping and other heinous crime allegedly being carried out by Fulani’s herdsmen” in the area.
He stressed that there is no way any true Yoruba sons in general and the good people of Ibarapa area of Oyo state would fold their arms and keep silent in the face of oppression and wanton criminality perpetrated against them.
“Whenever Fulani herders unleashed reign of terror on us, when apprehended they used Federal might to release them. We are not unmindful of their crocodile tears which they have been giving voice and sent to Governor Seyi Makinde Administration , and President Buhari in Abuja , but we are making it categorically clear that nothing harmful must happen to Sunday Igboho and that he must not be arrested because he has done nothing wrong” .
Comrade Omitogun declared that it’s high time the Fulani’s causing havoc in all Yoruba land and their sponsors both inside and outside are made to face the full rath of law”, adding,. “as the Akoni Oodua Ile Yoruba he has the right to protect and fight injustice for us”