Fulani Settlement In Ogun Burnt Down

Richard Ginika Izuora

The Ogun State Police Command have launched search for those responsible for burning down some settlements belonging to Fulani’s in the State.

The action reportedly followed a visit by the radical activist, Sunday Igboho to Ogun State.

After the visit a Fulani settlement in Yewa North LGA was set on fire.

The house of the Sarkin Fulani of Igua, Alhaji Adamu Oloru, was among the properties torched by the youths. Also, a cattle market as well as houses belonging to other Fulani people were razed.

It was learnt that the settlement was torched by some irate youths after Sunday Igboho visited the community.

On Monday, February 1, Sunday Igboho had visited the Yewa axis of Ogun and in the course of the visit, he had reiterated his intention to rid the South West of killer herdsmen.

The development was confirmed by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi.

Oyeyemi disclosed that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, led a team of Policemen to Igua to assess the damage; adding that the Police has resolved to fish out the culprits.

Reports in the media had indicated that Igboho was in Ogun at the behest of the State Government; whom some sections of the media had purportedly claimed that the government had sought his intervention in trouble-shooting some of the security challenges in the state.

However, the Ogun State Government had denied reaching out to Sunday Igboho for help.

It was also reported that the mother of Igboho has dared the government to arrest her son.

She published a video on social media where she dragged the government and political leaders; for threatening to arrest her son, Sunday Igboho.

Several days ago, Sunday Igboho gave a quit notice to Fulani herders in Oyo state. The popular activist had accused the Fulani herdsmen of perpetrating kidnapping and murder in the state; as well as other parts of the South West.

The Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, had ordered the Commissioner of Police in Oyo state, Ngozi Onadeko, to arrest Igboho.

His mother has since reacted to the move from the authorities.

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