The presidency has reacted to the order by the Oyo state government to the police to arrest Sunday Adeyemo (fondly known as Igboho).
Igboho, famed for participating actively in the Modakeke-Ife war, recently gave a quit notice to herdsmen occupying the Ibarapa area of the state.
After several warnings by the Governor Seyi Makinde-led government, an arrest warrant has been issued for the warlord and his followers.
Responding to this move by the state government, a presidential media aide, Lauretta Onochie, has said that Igboho must be dealt with so that his case can serve as a deterrent to other persons who intend to emulate him.
On her Twitter page, Onochie wrote on Saturday, January 23:
“Oyo: Makinde orders the police to arrest Sunday Igboho, others over Fulani quit notice. “Mr. Governor. That’s how to show that you are the Chief Security Officer of Oyo State and that you are in charge. Please ensure prosecution serves as a deterrent.”
Earlier, Igboho dared the government of Oyo state to arrest him following his “leave” order to Fulani herders in Igangan community.
Igboho on Friday, January 22, stormed the town in Ibarapa East local government area of Oyo state after the expiration his seven-day ultimatum to the Fulani herders mandating them to vacate the community.