Go after bandits, not Igboho, Afenifere slams FG

Go after bandits, not Igboho, Afenifere slams FG

Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Friday, condemned the attempt by security operatives to arrest Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo more

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Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Friday, condemned the attempt by security operatives to arrest Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo more popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, said the machinery of federal government would not have been after Igboho were he a bandit.

Pandemonium broke out on Friday along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when Igboho and his supporters were on their way to meet with Afenifere chieftain, Ayo Adebanjo.

In a viral video, a topless Igboho was seen with his men daring the security operatives and throwing expletive

Speaking on the incident, Odumakin said: “There is no sense in that (the attempted arrest). He (Igboho) is a free citizen of Nigeria. If they need him for any questioning, they should invite him not to go and waylay him on way like an armed robber.

“We condemn their attempt. There is no need for it. He has not been invited let alone not honouring the invitation. Chasing him on the road is condemnable.”

The Afenifere spokesman lamented the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari which favoured bandits who have been left roaming the country despite their many atrocities.

Meanwhile the Yoruba activist has told the Federal Government to channel its energy towards arresting Boko Haram leader, Ibrahim Shekau and Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, who has been holding meetings with bandits.

“Go and ask them to invite Gumi and Shekau first before disturbing me. Let them face the bandits instead.”

Igboho also said he would not run, adding that he had returned to his base in Ibadan.

When asked if he would go into hiding, he said: “What for? I am in the neighbourhood. I cannot run.”

Igboho said his bank account was initially frozen but the restriction was lifted recently. He said he had done nothing wrong but fight for the rights of his people.