Seriki Fulani Oppose Release Of Sunday Igboho
KanyiDaily had reported how the house of Seriki Fulani was allegedly set on fire by aggrieved youths after Ighoho issued a 7 days ultimatum to Fulanis in Igangan.
Speaking with Daily Trust, the Seriki Fulani who had relocated to Ilorin, Kwara State after Igboho’s eviction, said he doesn’t support the call for the release of Igboho.
Igboho has been detained in Benin Republic after he was arrested in July 2021 at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou while on his way to Germany.
Sarki explained that he did not handle the Igboho’s eviction notice with levity and he got assurance from the state government after the quit notice but he was surprised that Igboho carried out his threat without anybody challenging him.
He said, “For those seven days, the state government sent 14 police officers to us and they were guiding us but the police officers were overpowered by Sunday Igboho’s men. This is why I don’t support the call for the release of Igboho.
“I am sure he must be regretting his actions now. Any Nigerian can live in any part of the country and I have always said that there are criminals everywhere.
“There are criminals among Yoruba just like we have among the Fulani people. This is where we expected the government to come in and fish out those who are criminally minded.
“It is on record that only three Yoruba persons were kidnapped in Igangan since the problem started; others were Fulani.
“I lost my younger brother in the process. We lost several of my kinsmen. You cannot even count the number of cows that were rustled. It was a sad moment for me.
“I lost everything I laboured for all my life and life has been extremely hard since last year when Sunday Igboho stormed my settlement.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Seriki Fulani had revealed that he, his wives and children were sent out of their settlement, adding that 11 vehicles and houses were burnt despite the presence of security agents.