Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode says popular Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, speaks for 99 percent of Yoruba’s people in the southwest region.
He stated this on Tuesday as a guest on a PUNCH Live program.
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Fani-Kayode, who recently visited Igboho at his residence in Ibadan, said she is an activist against criminals in the state of Oyo, not against the Fulani stockpile.
PUNCH reported that Igboho issued a seven-day notice of dismissal to shepherds accused of kidnapping, raping, destroying agricultural land, among other crimes in the Ibarape area of Oyo, and carrying it out.
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He also confronted cattle breeders accused of terrorizing farmers and residents in the Yewa area of Ogun state.
However, some people disagreed with his method, saying it could ignite communal conflicts.
Speaking on Tuesday, Fani-Kayode said, “My understanding of what he (Igboho) did was not to give a warning to leave the nomads; what he did was fire the kidnappers, murderers, assassins and people who regularly slaughter our people in the southwest. “
The former minister said that Igboho fired those who committed “terrible crimes” who “raped, mutilated, destroyed and kidnapped”, and “not Fulanis, Hausas”.
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“Make no mistake, Igboho speaks to the minds of 99 percent of Yoruba people. Many will not say it publicly, but he says it. What I will not accept, and I know that this is not his position, is that we should target the people of Hausa-Fulani in the southwest who have done nothing wrong. It’s not about targeting people, I will never be a part of it simply because people have the right to live in any part of the country, “added Fani-Kayode.