Richard Ginika Izuora
Human Rights Lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has faulted plans by Federal Government to arrest popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho over an ultimatum issued to herdsmen to vacate Igangan, Ibarapa area of Oyo State.
Falana stated this on Friday, January 29, as a guest of a Channels TV programme.
The lawyer said that the failure of the Federal Government to take action when some Northern Governors repatriated Almajiris back to their home states shows that the issue of security in Nigeria is being politicized.
Falana stated that the Federal Government did not deem it necessary to arrest a Northerner who once asked Igbos living in the North to quit, saying, “it is going to be difficult and inequitable to go for Sunday Igboho.”
Falana further added that; “President Muhammadu Buhari has just said he’s not going to politicize the issue of security.
“But the security situation in this country is already politicized. We do not have the same standard. That’s why we run into problems.
“When governors, recently in some states in the North; forcefully removed Almajiris and also deported them back to their States of Origin, nobody protested on their behalf.
“If you do not protect the interest of Almajiris, why will you protect the interest of herders in any part of the country? This is why we have to maintain the same standard at all times and operate under the rule of law.”