President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the use of arm and weapons on Sunday Igboho and his supporters if they continue to “disturb public peace” in Oyo State.
The president gave the order after Igboho chased Fulani away from Igangan in Ibarapa in Oyo State.
According to reports, Peoples Gazette said this information was disclosed by two police sources who informed them.
Sunday Igboho has been the leader of the movement to drive Fulani out of the state. Sunday Adeyemo who is well known as Sunday Igboho gave a 7-day ultimatum to the Fulani to vacate from Oyo state regardless of the Nigerian Constitution that approves all citizens to live in any part of the country.
On Sunday’s part, the reason for his ultimatum was to drive the Fulani herdsmen away because of the havoc and criminal activities they carry out.
It started when Sunday Igboho led his army of followers to Oke-Ogun in Oyo state. It was recorded that homes, properties and lives were lost due to the clash.
President Buhari was briefed about the happenings in Oyo state, and he said that Sunday’s act disturbs the nation’s peace, and he should be stopped.
This was disclosed by a police Chief to Gazette media.
“We were told from IG’s office that the president has asked for Sunday Igboho and his followers to be shot at sight if they continue pushing to drag Nigeria into a civil war.”
The other informant from the police disclosed to Peoples Gazette that police Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu was seeking an alternative approach.
The Inspector General of Police does not want to disobey the President’s order as he tries to seek another approach on the issue to prevent it from escalating.
Earlier news released early this morning was that the arrest of Sunday Igbolo and his followers has been issued but they shoot-on-sight order by the President wasn’t included.