A Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo populalar known as Sunday Igboho has said that ‘suspected arsonists’ are responsible for the fire incident at his house in Soka, Ibadan, and also said he is not against Hausa or Fulani tribe but against killer Fulani herdsmen.
Meanwhile, Hours after a house belonging to him, was set on fire in Ibadan, Oyo State police gave some details of the incident.
It was reported that a spokesman for the State Police, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said that the command received a report that the bandits loaded in a bus and taxi set the house on fire.
Legit.ng gathers that Fadeyi also said the police were told that the arsonists shot in the air several times as they put fire to the house which is located at the Soka area of Ibadan.
The police spokesman said an investigation to fully unravel the ugly incident has commenced.
Fadeyi added: “The mini sitting room got burnt in the process while the value of other properties is yet to be estimated.”
He added that the DPO in the area contacted fire service while he also went to the scene for on the spot assessment. According to Fadeyi, the fire has been put out while the police are on the trail of the hoodlums. Earlier,
Globalgistng reported the house was said to have been burnt at around 3am on Tuesday, January 26, after the power supply to the area was cut off. It was, however, gathered that the burnt house is not the one Igboho currently lives in.
The fire incident comes amid Igboho’s quit notice to herdsmen in Igangan, Igbarapa North local government area of Oyo state, after accusing them of being behind the kidnapping and other criminal activities in the area.
Meanwhile, Igboho has also reacted to the fire incident which left parts of his house destroyed.
Igboho in a tweet confirmed that his property was indeed razed down.
The activist who shared pictures of the damaged building blamed suspected arsonists for the incident.
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