Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been in the news lately following his agitation for a Yoruba nation and subsequent clash with the Fulani community in Oyo State.
He recently gave a seven-day ultimatum to Fulani herders in the Ibarapa axis of Oyo State to leave the area in the wake of the heightened insecurity in the state, as well as the South-west, as a result of the activities of kidnappers and bandits.
Mr Igboho alleged that herders have been responsible for the killings and kidnappings of the residents of Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa. His ultimatum came at a period when Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, also issued a similar ultimatum to herders in Ondo forests.
Unlike Mr Akeredolu, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State maintained that Fulanis are not responsible for the insecurity.
He also warned against ousting the herders citing the provisions of the Constitution that allows residents of Nigeria to live in any place of their choice.
Despite the warning, Mr Igboho invaded Igangan on Friday. The invasion led to the clash between some Yoruba youth and Fulani in the community.
Reacting, Reno Omokri said that arresting Igboho could ignite a second Civil War.
He said: When Bello Bodejo, the President of Miyetti Allah says things to the effect that Nigeria can’t survive without herdsmen, he reflects the type of ignorance that has been the hallmark of the Buhari maladministration since 2015.
“Let us consider some facts. Ikeja local government alone consumes more electricity and generates more industrial output than the whole of Northern Nigeria combined. The Yoruba have the highest adult literacy rate in Nigeria and if the SW was its own country, they would have a higher adult literacy than Zimbabwe, which currently has the highest adult literacy in Africa.
“Consider also, that without government assistance, the Igbo people of the SE have made Nnewi the African capital of wealth. Nnewi has more dollar millionaires per square mile, than anywhere in Africa. According to renowned American economic journalist, Robert Neuwirth, the Igbo apprenticeship system is the world’s most successful business model.
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“From the figures he gave, the annual combined internally generated revenues of Alaba International Market, Ladipo Spare Parts Market, Onitsha Market, and Aba Market, is more than the internally generated revenues of all the 19 Northern Nigerian states combined. Southern Nigeria wants peaceful coexistence.
“We do not want war. We do not intend to dominate others, and we won’t tolerate being dominated by others. However, if we have to go our separate ways, we are more prepared than those beating the drums of war!”