“When will you order arrest of herdsmen terrorising south-west?” Nigerians tackle IGP, Presidency over Igboho’s arrest
Nigerians on Saturday reacted to a statement credited to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Presidency’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, over the arrest of Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho.
They demanded answers on when the herdsmen terrorising the South-West communities would be arrested.
On Twitter, a cross-section of Nigerians was reacting to the IGP’s order that Sunday Igboho, be arrested for condemning and giving the notice to quit to the killer herdsmen in the region.
The Nigerians lambasted the IGP and Garba Shehu for being biased, adding that nothing had happened to the northern youths who also gave the notice to quit to Catholic Bishop in Sokoto State, Matthew Kukah.
The Presidency had on Saturday said the IGP, Adamu, ordered the arrest of Sunday Igboho, for giving Fulani in Oyo State an ultimatum to leave the state.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, was quoted as saying this during an interview with BBC Hausa.
According to the BBC report, Shehu said he had just got off the phone with the IGP who told him that an order had been given to the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Ngozi Onadeko, to arrest Igboho immediately and transfer him to Abuja.
Here are reactions of Nigerians to the crisis on Twitter:
IGP orders arrest of Sunday Igboho over eviction notice to herdsmen… So, when will IGP order arrest of herdsmen terrorizing the good people of Yorubaland?
But they can’t arrest those Herdsmen destroying properties?? Misplaced priority and stupidity. Being selective in enforcing law and order is inimical to our collective coexistence.
DAN ATIM 🇳🇬 @dan_Atim1
FG should be seen to be fair to all Nigerians irrespective of religion and ethnicity. I condemn the action of Sunday Igboho but why has no fulani herder been arrested and prosecuted despite the carnage in Benue, Oyo, Ondo and other parts of the country??
@drjay247: @GarShehu and @NGRPresident is more concerned with protecting the entity (Nigeria), rather than protecting her citizens. Boom! Soldiers are being deployed to Igangan. Wonder where they were when people were be kidnapped and butchered. What a proactive government we have. “Shior kelebe tuwe”