The Seriki Fulani of Ibarapaland, Saliu Abdulkadir, has spoken against the release of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
Abdulkadir who was evicted from Igangan by Igboho noted that the daring nature of the activist is why he does not want him released from Benin prison.
The Seriki who relocated to Ilorin, Kwara State, noted that he did not handle his eviction from the community with levity.
He further stated that he got assurances from the Oyo State Government after the quit notice but he was surprised that Igboho carried out his threat without anybody challenging him.
Abdulkadir while speaking with Daily Trust said, “For those seven days, the state government sent 14 police officers to us and they were guiding us but the police officers were overpowered by Sunday Igboho’s men. This is why I don’t support the call for the release of Igboho.
“I am sure he must be regretting his actions now. Any Nigerian can live in any part of the country and I have always said that there are criminals everywhere. There are criminals among Yoruba just like we have among the Fulani people. This is where we expected the government to come in and fish out those who are criminally minded.”
He further stated that he hopes he would get justice and compensation for the properties that were destroyed during his eviction from Igangan.
Igboho is currently in detention in the Benin Republic since his arrest at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou, while on his way to Germany in July 2021.
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