Arrest Sunday Igboho now or we counter-attack in North, ACF tells govt
Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has demanded the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo better known as Sunday Igboho and his lieutenants who allegedly masterminded the series of attacks launched on a Fulani community in Oyo State.
The forum also asked the Southwest governors and the Federal Government to stop the ongoing attacks targeted at Fulani communities in the region.
This was contained in a statement titled, “Stop the drift in the Southwest” issued on Saturday by the ACF National Publicity Secretary, Emmanuel Yawe.
The statement said Sunday Igboho, who allegedly issued the notice to quit to the Fulani in Oyo, should not just be apprehended but make to face the full wrath of the law.
ACF warned that history is bound to repeat itself if the governors in the southwest region of the country did not intervene in what appeared to be an attempted ethnic cleansing.
The group added that it would not hesitate to launch counterattacks in the North stressing that should that happen the country would go down the bloody path that lead to the 1967 civil war again.
According to the northern socio-cultural group, the Federal and State Governments in the Southwest must move quickly to avert a social upheaval that may destabilize the whole country.
The statement reads in part, “The Arewa Consultative Forum this morning received reports of an attack by Yoruba Youths on Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, the Serki Fulani in Oyo State.
“In the reports, he was attacked and driven out of his house, eleven cars and his house burnt with his family members now living in the bush.
“There are allegations that one Sunday Igboho an agitator for the Oodua Republic and who issued an ultimatum giving Fulani people seven days to leave Yorubaland is the instigator of the attack.
“The most disturbing aspect of the attack is the allegation that the security agents who were earlier warned about its imminence stood by helplessly as the attack was carried out.
“The ACF is worried about this trend and calls on the Federal and State Governments in the Southwest to move quickly to avert a social upheaval that may destabilize the whole country.
“We recall that the civil war in the 60’s started with attacks and counter-attacks like this.
“The governments must be proactive and stop history from repeating itself.
“Those who carried out these attacks must be apprehended and the due process of the law allowed to take its course.
“If this is not done there maybe counter attacks in the north and the country will be up in flames. The authorities must act. The ACF is very worried and calls on them to act fast.”