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Let’s all carry Guns since Fulani are allowed to use Arms – FFK says.

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Fani-Kayode described Igboho as a freedom fighter, who was ready to collaborate with anyone who wants the region to be at peace.

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has said Nigerians should be licensed to carry sophisticated arms like AK-47 if Fulani herdsmen are permitted to secure themselves with the same type of weapon.

He said this on Thursday when he visited Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, who is popularly known as Sunday Igboho, at his residence in Ibadan.

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Fani-Kayode said the best strategy to tackle the insecurity facing the nation was for the government to rise up to its responsibility to defend the people.

He, however, said another option to reduce mindless killings of law-abiding Nigerians was for the government to permit individuals to bear arms.

The former minister said since the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd), also urged Nigerians to defend themselves against kidnappers and killers, they should be allowed to carry sophisticated weapons to defend themselves effectively.

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Fani-Kayode said, “The Bauchi State Governor said a few days ago that Fulani herdsmen should be allowed to carry AK-47, but I disagree with him on that, but that is his own opinion. If you go by that principle, it makes absolute sense that if Fulani herdsmen are allowed to carry AK-47 to defend their cows and their lives if they feel threatened, then it is also logical that farmers, local people and each one of us to also have that right to defend ourselves against Fulani herdsmen or against those seeking to come and kill us.

“I am totally behind that and I like that. Why not, Americans have that right. If we had that long time ago the killings we are witnessing now would not have the kind of atrocities being committed all over the country.

“Insecurity is not limited to the South-West; you will be surprised at what is going on in the North. But the best way is for the government to rise up and defend us; that is why we pay them. “

He said Igboho was not against law-abiding Fulani or any person from anywhere living in the South-West, but his position was that criminal herdsmen must stop their criminal activities or be flushed out of the region.

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Fani-Kayode described Igboho as a freedom fighter, who was ready to collaborate with anyone who wants the region to be at peace.

Igboho said he adopted what Fani-Kayode said, saying he was against criminal herdsmen and other criminals.

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‘Others must rise, else I’m not leading anything’ – Sunday Igboho.

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Famous Yoruba activist Sunday Igboho in an interview with Yoruba journalist Mrs. Esabode reveals he’s no longer leading anymore.

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In the interview, which was shared in a video, Sunday unveil how his account was frozen and all other things he has gone through due to his activism.

Sunday said the Federal government froze his bank account, but he was later informed that it was unfrozen, and his bank manager has told him he could now make withdrawals.

He also spoke on the attack on Prof. Soyinka’s house; the activist said he learned of the attack and that two of those who attacked the prof’s house have been apprehended.

In the interview, Sunday expressed disappointment on the leaders he claimed have not done good justice to the invasion of the Fulani-herdsmen on Yoruba soil.

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He further explains that nowhere is safe again for anyone, that even Nigerians in the diaspora cannot come home because of the insecurity that is taken over the country.

Igboho, in his conclusion, said I’ve played my part; I’m not leading anything anymore if others don’t rise up. If they rise up, I will follow them. Others must stand up to do the needful.”

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Sunday Igboho sends neck-choking message to IPOB leader, Kanu.

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Igboho revealed that he can’t be likened to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) because his agenda is different from that of Nnamdi Kanu.

A lot of Nigerians have compared Sunday Igboho to Nnamdi Kanu who is the leader of the “indigineous people of Biafra”.

Nonetheless, Sunday Igboho replied some Nigerians who compare him to Nnamdi Kanu.

Igboho revealed that he can’t be likened to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) because his agenda is different from that of Nnamdi Kanu.

He also revealed that he can’t be like Nnamdi Kanu who doesn’t carry his people along.

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It’s important to know that Sunday Igboho made this statement during an interview conducted by a correspondent with NoRM‘s known Media.

Igboho also disclosed that he wants peace, good governance, justice and harmony within the Yoruba land.

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Gov Abiodun ‘takes his stand’ on Sunday Igboho’s visit to Ogun State.

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Abiodun hinted that the decision followed a briefing by security chiefs, who he said have been charged to put the situation under control and return normalcy to the areas.

Days after Activist Sunday Adeyemo visited Ogun State to chase away Fulani herdsmen, the Governor of the State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, reacted.

There had been cases of killings, kidnapping and raping by those alleged to be Fulani herdsmen in Yewa axis of Ogun State, causing some traditional rulers in the area to cry to Gov Abiodun.

The traditional rulers had reported how their subjects were brutalised by soldiers who they alleged also escorted herdsmen into their communities to graze on their farmlands.

Recall with NoRM that the traditional rulers and their subjects accused both the Federal and State Governments of turning deaf ears to their lamentations.

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The security situation in Ogun State had prompted Sunday Igboho, to visit affected communities in Ogun West.

At his visit, Sunday Igboho was well received by residents and traditional rulers, who appealed to him to help them fight those they term as killer Fulani herdsmen, even as the state government said he was not invited.

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Members of the community said they have lost count of the number of people killed, raped or kidnapped by the suspected killer-herdsmen, after destroying their farms.

During Igboho’s visit to Oja-Odan and Igua, Fulani settlements and a cattle market were set ablaze by hoodlums, who it was gathered took advantage of the situation and attacked the Sarkin Fulani and his subjects.

In his reaction on Saturday, Gov Abiodun said he had deployed a joint security task force to Imeko, Aiyetoro, Ipokia and other border communities along the Nigeria/Benin Republic border.

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This, according to him, was to forestall a repeat of the recent, fatal farmer-herder clashes in the Yewa axis.

Abiodun hinted that the decision followed a briefing by security chiefs, who he said have been charged to put the situation under control and return normalcy to the areas.

While stressing that his government will not tolerate anything that threatens the security of lives and property, he disclosed that security agencies will be given the needed support to deal with the situation and bring the full weight of the law on anyone who chooses to foment trouble in Ogun.

“We have deployed a joint security task force to Imeko, Aiyetoro, Ipokia and other border communities along the Nigeria/Benin Republic Border, to forestall a repeat of the recent, fatal farmer-herder clashes in the Yewa axis.

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“This decision follows a briefing by security chiefs who have now been charged to put the situation under control and return normalcy to the areas.

“As we will not tolerate anything that threatens the security of lives and property, the Ogun State Government will give security agencies the needed support to deal with the situation and bring the full weight of the law on anyone who chooses to foment trouble in the area and indeed Ogun State,” the governor said in a statement.

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Nigerians shock Wasiu Ayinde’s daughter despite ‘cursing’ Sunday Igboho supporters.

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Well, checks on the GoFundMe website this noon, showed that 693 donors have contributed to the campaign.

Despite Kwam1’s daughter, Dami Marshal’s kick against popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho’s movement, the GoFundMe campaign launched by Nigerians in support his campaign against killer herdsmen has generated over N11millon in a 48hours.

Kemi Filani recalls that the £100,000 (N51.8m) campaign was launched by one Maureen Badejo, based in the United Kingdom for “purchase of buses for Sunday Igboho”.

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“Let us rise up and support chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, they need buses to move around to secure our ancestral land.

” Our security is threatened as we speak. It seems people in a position of authority are helpless,” the description read in part.

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And in reaction, Kwam 1’s daughter, Dami out rightly condemned the act revealing all those who want to set Nigeria on fire will know no peace.

”Anyone donating money from any part of the world in order to set Nigeria on fire will never know peace.. it took us alot to get here. Please do not take us back. Don’t kill my dream because of your own ignorance. As a student of history, i know the cost o the last Ife Modakeke crises, where this Sunday Ighoho was said to be an active participant. All of those interviewing him and amplifying the war he is calling for should be subjects of interests to the DSS- if the DSS still knows its duties.

In my life, i dont support nonsense, go and read section 43 of the 1999 constitution one Nigeria. the country as a whole belongs to all of us. Every media establishment that repeatedly calls Sunday Igboho a Yoruba activist is playing is part to cause ethnic cries in the SW in order to extract political value from it. Everyone of them

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I’m 100 per cent Yoruba but I will never support anyone that wants to cause war, the Igbo man is my brother, the Hausa is my brother too. Case closed” she wrote

Well, checks on the GoFundMe website this noon, showed that 693 donors have contributed to the campaign.

As of the last check hours ago, £22,822 (N11m) has been donated.

Igboho during a virtual town hall meeting, said he needs buses to “transport people” for his south-west tour.

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Sunday Igboho had said he would embark on a tour of Southwest states of Nigeria in a bid to flush out killer herdsmen in the region.

So far, he has been in Oyo and Ogun states.

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‘I tremble when I hear Sunday Igboho’s name’ – Evicted Seriki of Igangan says.

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When asked if he would be willing to go back to Igangan, Saliu said if he was given assurance of safety, he would be willing to go back.

The evicted Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Abdulkadir Saliu, has said whenever he hears the name of Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, he gets scared and trembles.

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Igboho had issued an eviction order to the Fulanis in Ibarapaland and some hours after his visit to area to ensure compliance, the house and cars of the Seriki Fulani, Saliu, were burnt.

For Saliu, Igboho seems to be the most terrible person in the world.

In an interview with BBC Yoruba, the Seriki Fulani claimed that Igboho and his team killed some Fulani men during their visit to Igangan, including Seriki’s only brother.

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Saliu said he originated from Ilorin, Kwara State and had relocated with his father to Igangan in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.

He said he had lived in Igangan since then and prospered in the land.

He said, “I got to Igangan in 1972. At the mention of Igboho’s name, I get scared and shiver.

“I am an indigene of Ilorin, my father and mother originated from Ilorin. I had come with my father to Ibarapa town. He was buried in Ibarapa.

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“At the mention of Igboho’s name, I get scared and shiver, because what I experienced on the day he came with his group to my place at Igangan, since my childhood, I’d never seen such, so when I heard he was going to Ogun State, I couldn’t sleep.

“There’s no one that will hear the name of the most terrible person in the world and won’t be scared. You know what he did to me, to my property. My mother had only two children, me and my younger brother. Igboho killed my younger brother. Immediately Igboho arrived, we saw four corpses on the floor. Up till now, there are two corpses on the ground in Igangan that we can’t go to retrieve them.

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“Someone over there saw their corpses and called to inform us, but we can’t go to Igangan. The person who called us, we told him to help us get people to go and carry the corpses but he was scared so he fled. Apart from my brother, the police evacuated four other corpses. How will I not get scared when I hear this name? It was God that saved me that day, I could have died.”

Responding to allegations of his involvement in fraudulent businesses, the Seriki Fulani said, “From my childhood, God has blessed me. I am into cattle rearing business. I have no other business. My educated kids work with banks for the smooth running of their business. I am into cattle business, and I have been in this business for a long time.”

He also put the estimated cost of his property burnt in Igangan at N500 million or more.

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He said, “I had N1.1 million under my bed, my vehicles: Toyota Venza, Lexus Jeep (SUV), Toyota Corolla, apart from my kid’s vehicles. Their vehicles: Toyota Camry ‘Muscle’, Toyota Corolla (3), Nissan pickup and others and other property in the house. If I consider the food I had in the house. Four flats were burnt down apart from the face-to-face house I built when I just got there. There were motorcyles, cows and all. The cows we have yet to recover are over 207 in number.

“Some people called me from Igangan that some sets of persons had loaded two vehicles with my cows. I can’t go there. The people who called us said they told those who were leaving with our cows that what they did was wrong but they fought them. The worth of that cattle alone is a lot. What about my children that use motorcycles? If I should calculate everything, it might be more than the N500 million I said I lost.”

Responding to the allegations that he shielded Fulani people who kidnapped, killed and committed other atrocities in the community, he said, “There’s nothing like that, there’s no way someone will fight another without trying to pin it on a particular issue. Fulanis get kidnapped more than Yorubas in Igangan. There were so many Fulani kidnappers I reported that are in prison now. Igangan indigenes that were involved in kidnapping, like five of them are with the police now, some are in Agodi prison. I was the one who reported the matter to the police.

“How will I be their godfather and still report them to the police? Why did I choose not to be a godfather to these people I reported and collect money from them? At Tapa, one of the kidnappers is in a prison yard in Ibadan till now, I reported him. There’s another I reported to the police at Lalate. How will I then be a godfather to them? I informed the police of the activities of kidnappers, both Yoruba and Fulani.”

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When asked if he would be willing to go back to Igangan, Saliu said if he was given assurance of safety, he would be willing to go back.

He said,

“If the villagers want me back, I will go. I went there with cows; all my life, I deal in cattle. All the while I was there, God always blessed me. My cattle increased every year, it never reduced. How will I not want to go back to such a place if there is assurance that no evil will befall me when I go back. If not, I can’t go back. God has spared me and given me a place to manage. If there’s no assurance of safety, why will I go there?”

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Wasiu Ayinde’s daughter rain curse on Sunday Igboho’s supporters.

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Dami outrightly condemned the act revealing all those who want to set Nigeria on fire will know no peace.

Kwam1’s daughter, Dami Marshal has kicks against Igboho’s movement revealing those donating money to the popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho will not know peace.

This came after a group of supporters of activist Sunday Igboho set up a Gofundme page to raise £100,000 (N51.8m).

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UK-based blogger and activist Maureen Badejo, who initiated the fundraising revealed that the N51.8million is to help Sunday Igboho to buy buses to implement his project of ridding the south-west of killer herdsmen. Already, £9, 515 (N4.9m) has been raised within 19 hours from 267 donors.

Reacting to this development, Dami outrightly condemned the act revealing all those who want to set Nigeria on fire will know no peace.

”Anyone donating money from any part of the world in order to set Nigeria on fire will never know peace.. it took us alot to get here. Please do not take us back. Don’t kill my dream because of your own ignorance. As a student of history, i know the cost o the last Ife Modakeke crises, where this Sunday Ighoho was said to be an active participant. All of those interviewing him and amplifying the war he is calling for should be subjects of interests to the DSS- if the DSS still knows its duties.

In my life, i dont support nonsense, go and read section 43 of the 1999 constitution one Nigeria. the country as a whole belongs to all of us.

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Every media establishment that repeatedly calls Sunday Igboho a Yoruba activist is playing is part to cause ethnic cries in the SW in order to extract political value from it. Everyone of them

I’m 100 per cent Yoruba but I will never support anyone that wants to cause war, the Igbo man is my brother, the Hausa is my brother too. Case closed” she wrote

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Sunday Igboho reveal how much he’s gotten from supporters.

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Sunday Igboho has vowed to take his quest to all parts of Yorubaland.

Some supporters of activist Sunday Igboho have set up a Gofundme page to raise £100,000 (N51.8m).

UK-based blogger and activist Maureen Badejo, who initiated the fund raising reveals that the N51.8million is to help Sunday Igboho to buy buses to implement his project of ridding the south-west of killer herdsmen.

Already, £9, 515 (N4.9m) has been raised within 19 hours from 267 donors, as of press time.

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A donor Sidikat Olufowobi who donated £200 wrote, “I donated because I am a Yoruba woman and want peace in my part of the country.”

A £50 donor Kunle Makinwa wrote, “I am an Oodua tokan tokan (through and through). We will get (sic) by the grace of God Almighty.”

Sunday Igboho has vowed to take his quest to all parts of Yorubaland.

He had earlier issued a seven-day ultimatum to herders in the Ibarapa area of Oyo state, blaming them for kidnapping, killings, destruction of farmland and insecurity in the state.

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Accompanied by his supporters, herders were sent out of the town in a bloodly clash.

Authorities have questioned Sunday Igboho’s strategy, calling for restraint.

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Moment Sunday Igboho ‘begged’ Ooni of ife to forgive him | Video

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When Ooni returned, he started tackling me to leave the remaining task to the government to finish. You can imagine that kind of talk?

Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho has asked for forgiveness from the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, over a statement he made about the monarch’s visit to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

Igboho, who had issued an ultimatum for Fulani herdsmen to vacate Oyo State over their alleged criminal activities, had criticised the monarch saying he failed to tell the President the truth about the crisis during the visit.

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Speaking on Wednesday morning at a virtual ‘Townhall With Yoruba In Diaspora’ monitored by NoRM, Igboho expressed surprise that the monarch decided to tackle him instead.

He said, “When Ooni met with Buhari over the herdsmen issue, Ooni should have told Buhari the truth but he did not. When Ooni returned, he started tackling me to leave the remaining task to the government to finish. You can imagine that kind of talk?

“Alaafin of Oyo has asked me to meet him over the matter. Alaafin should have been the one invited to meet Buhari but since the Ooni was invited, he should be bold to tell the President the whole truth and make the demands of the Yoruba people known to the President.

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“The Ooni disappointed himself. Some politicians are behind Ooni’s latest move. He invited me to his palace but I refused to go. I would have gone if he had represented us well but he did not. I won’t honour any monarch who does not cooperate with me. Enough is enough, the Fulani have done enough.”

Hours after the town hall meeting, Igboho, in an interview withIsokan Omo Oodua TV monitored by NoRM‘s known Media, denied insulting the monarch.

He, however, begged for forgiveness if whatever he said appeared as an insult to the monarch whom he described as a father to him.

“They said I insulted the Ooni of Ife. I and the monarch, as well as the Olugbon, have spoken on the phone,” he said.

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He continued, “The Yoruba tradition doesn’t permit the insult of elders. But because I was pained by the issue, my tongue was caught up in the moment. I spoke according to how pained I was. It wasn’t the Ooni alone I directed my words at, I also did to other elders.

“It’s a case of father and child. I and the monarch have spoken as well as the Olugbon. I did not insult the Ooni. And if it appears as if I did, he should forgive me.”

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Fani Kayode tweets what Sunday Igboho told him on phone hours after blasting Ooni of Ife.

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Igboho has been in the news quite of late and one hopes he has learnt his lesson.

Fani Kayode tweeting via his Twitter account said that Sunday Igboho confirmed to him that what he said about the revered Ooni of Ife was only said in the heat of the moment.

He said Igboho deeply regrets what he said and asks for apologies as he didnt really mean what he said.

You would recall with Noble Reporters Media that a video had earlier trended online where during an interview, he had accused the Ooni of Ife that he couldnt tell Buhari the truth after collecting dollars from him.

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Indeed also recall with NoRM that the Ooni had actually visited Buhari but it is unclear if he actually did collect money as he is being alleged.

Igboho has been in the news quite of late and one hopes he has learnt his lesson.

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Sunday Igboho ‘made shocking move’ at Herdsmen base in Ogun.

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Sunday Igboho, after tackling the Ooni of ife hours ago and all other leaders, he successfully destroyed Fulani Herdsmen base in Ogun commune.

Powerful Oyo warrior, Sunday Adegoke, widely known as Sunday Igboho finally fulfilled his promise to Ogun communes.

Despite the Ogun State Government alleged speech of not inviting the warrior, the freedom fighter insisted on his promise.

Sunday Igboho was known for his powerful potentials and his words since 1997 Modakeke and Ife fight of which he was among the top Modakeke warriors.

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Sunday Igboho, after tackling the Ooni of ife hours ago and all other leaders, he successfully destroyed Fulani Herdsmen base in Ogun commune.

Sunday Igboho and his men parade Ogun State community in move to chase Fulani Herdsmen | Noble Reporters Media | Adigun Michael Olamide | NoRM News

Igboho’s supernatural powers and appearance has made him the talk of the town.

Story Source: Noble Reporters Media.

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Sunday Igboho blows hot at Ife Monarch, reveal how Ooni ‘backstabbed’ Yorubas.

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When Ooni returned, he started tackling me to leave the remaining task to the government to finish. You can imagine that kind of talk?

Popular Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo known as Sunday Igboho has stated that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has failed Yoruba People.

Sunday made this known during a morning virtual ‘Townhall With Youruba In Diaspora’, saying:

“The monarchs are now afraid but we must keep praying for them to be united with one voice. They should not be afraid of arrest at their age. Some of them don’t even grant audience at their palaces any longer. So, everything is now in God’s hands.

“When Ooni met with Buhari over the herdsmen issue, Ooni should have told Buhari the truth but he did not. When Ooni returned, he started tackling me to leave the remaining task to the government to finish. You can imagine that kind of talk?

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“Alaafin of Oyo has asked me to meet him over the matter. Alaafin should have been the one invited to meet Buhari but since the Ooni was invited, he should be bold to tell the President the whole truth and make the demands of the Yoruba people known to the President.

“The Ooni disappointed himself. Some politicians are behind Ooni’s latest move. He invited me to his palace but I refused to go. I would have gone if he had represented us well but he did not. I won’t honour any monarch who does not cooperate with me. Enough is enough, the Fulani have done enough.”

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I won’t help Oyo fight Herdsmen except Makinde affirms my invite – Sunday Igboho.

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The villagers had alleged that Wakil and his fellow armed Fulani men had driven away farmers from the village after the villagers served him a notice to quit.

Popular Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said he will not heed calls to help a community in Oyo combat Fulani kidnappers except the state governor gives him approval to do so.

Noble Reporters Media had on Sunday reported that residents of Kajola village in Ayete, in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state called on Igboho to come to their rescue and save them from a group of armed Fulani herdsmen headed by one Iskilu Wakil.

The villagers had alleged that Wakil and his fellow armed Fulani men had driven away farmers from the village after the villagers served him a notice to quit.

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The people also said they had been suffering from incessant attacks and destruction of their farms from Wakil and his gang for long, adding that they had asked him to vacate their land when the Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Saliu Abdukadir, was given a quit notice by Igboho.

“We are pleading with Chief Sunday Igboho to come to our rescue. The police and Amotekun have refused to help us. So, we will appreciate it if he can come here also to help us,” one of the affected farmers was quoted as saying.

But in an interview with NoRM‘s known Media on Tuesday, Igboho, who spoke through his media aide, Salami Oladapo, said he would only go to Ayete to fight the cause of the farmers there if Governor Seyi Makinde would approve it.

He said, “I know the people of Ayete are calling for help but I will only go to Ayete if the governor asks me to go. After all, he is the chief security officer of the state and he is in the best position to give the order.

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“The governor visited Igangan over the weekend and just left yesterday. Ayete is not far from Igangan, whatever affects the people in these communities should be of utmost priority to the governor of the state.

“If the governor gives me the go-ahead today, I will be in Ayete first thing tomorrow morning.”

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#Newsworthy

Save us from killer herdsmen – Oyo community begs Sunday Igboho.

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David said government security agencies, including Amotekun Corps, had failed to confront Wakil, who they accused of having sophisticated weapons and terrorising the villagers.

A community in Oyo State has called on Yoruba rights activist, Sunday AdeyThe cashew nuts are either wasting or Fulani are harvesting them.mo better known as Sunday Igboho to come to their rescue from a group of armed herdsmen.

The residents of Kajola village via Ayete in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State have called the activists to rescue them from the group headed by one Iskilu Wakil.

One of the farmers in the village, Peter David, alleged in an interview with The Punch on Sunday said that Wakil and his fellow armed Fulani men had driven away farmers from the village since they served him a quit notice.

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David said government security agencies, including Amotekun Corps, had failed to confront Wakil, who they accused of having sophisticated weapons and terrorising the villagers.

He said the people had been suffering incessant attacks and destruction of their farms from Wakil and his gang for long and added they had asked him to vacate their land when the Seriki Fulani in Igangan, Salihu Abdukadir, was given a quit notice by Igboho.

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David, who owns a farm in Kajola village, narrated that the people, who came from Ayete to hand over the quit notice to the Fulani leader, narrowly escaped because they were well fortified.

He said, “When the crisis started in Igangan, the owners of the land where Wakil is staying also said he should leave. Those ones were attacked and they ran back.

“He (Wakil) has driven farmers away from the village. This is harvest time for cashew and the people have been driven away. The cashew nuts are either wasting or Fulani are harvesting them.

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“Just a few of us who are real men are still around; all the women and children and some men have fled the village. Even those of us in the village also go to town at night.

“Some soldiers came and we were told the Fulani did not allow them (soldiers) to go into their settlement. They were said to have just discussed with them on the road but they were not allowed into their settlement.

“We are pleading with Chief Sunday Igboho to come to our rescue. The police and Amotekun have refused to help us. So, we will appreciate it if he can come here also to help us.”

The Asawo of Ayete, Oba Emmanuel Okeniyi, had earlier told our correspondent that Wakil had become a terror to the villagers.

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The Commandant of Amotekun in Oyo State, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd.), said he was not aware of the claims of the villagers.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, had also earlier advised the people in the area to report anybody constituting a threat to them to the police in the area.

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Fear as Sunday Igboho and his men hit Ogun area.

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The activities of these herders are unbecoming, hence, the need for Yourbas to fight for our rights before our land is being taken over by them.

Popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, on Monday, stormed Ogun State, to flush out herdsmen terrorising the people of Yewaland.

Igboho in an interview with the Ogun State-owned television station said he was in the state having had information about how herders in connivance with some soldiers are maltreating Yoruba people on their father’s land.

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He narrated that his mission in the state was to flush out the herders in a bid to regain his people farmland and other valuables from being taken over by the marauders.

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Igboho promised to work in collaboration with the Ogun State Government in ensuring that the Fulani herdsmen did not overrun his kinsmen

“I am in Ogun State to flush out Fulani herdsmen terrorising my people in Yewa axis of the state.

The activities of these herders are unbecoming, hence, the need for Yourbas to fight for our rights before our land is being taken over by them.

“Our people living abroad are afraid of returning home because of unpleasant news about the activities of kidnappers and other banditry.

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“We must not allow any evil whatsoever to happen to any Yoruba man in the hands of these people. They do not mean well for us,” he added.

He promised to meet with the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, after his visit to communities under the siege of the herdsmen.

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#Newsworthy

Falana (SAN) reveals why it won’t be easy to apprehend Sunday Igboho

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Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has said it will be hard to arrest popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, who asked Fulani herdsmen to vacate Igangan, Ibarapa area of Oyo State.

Falana stated this while featuring on a NoRM‘s known Media on Friday morning.

According to him, the failure of the Federal Government to take actions when some Northern Governors repatriated Almajiris back to their home states, shows that the issue of security in Nigeria is being politicized.

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He noted that “President Muhammadu Buhari has just said he’s not going to politicize the issue of security. But the security situation in this country is already politicized. We do not have the same standard. That’s why we run into problems. When governors, recently in some states in the North, forcefully removed Almajiris and deported them back to their States of Origin, nobody protested on their behalf.

“If you do not protect the interest of Almajiris, why will you protect the interest of herders in any part of the country? This is why we have to maintain the same standard at all times and operate under the rule of law.”

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#Newsworthy

Sunday Igboho could trigger a Yoruba-Hausa/Fulani war? – By Olamide

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Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, has been in the spotlight lately over his eviction notice to herders in Oke Ogun area of Oyo state. Noble Reporters Media can confirm.

Blaming herders for the high level of insecurity in towns and villages in Ibarapa local government area of the state, Igboho gave them seven days to vacate the area.

In an interview with NoRM‘s known Media, Oye Adetunji (not real names), who grew up with Sunday Igboho, said his kinsman regularly entertained people while growing up.

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“I have known Sunday Igboho since he was a child. We grew up on the same street in Igboho. We are both from Modeke area of the town. Our family houses are not far from each other,” he said.

“While we were growing up, he would assemble us and we would follow him to play around the town. From childhood when he was attending Community Primary School, Modeke, he cultivated the idea of leading a group of people.“He was a comedian.

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I remember that regularly, he did things that made people laugh. Back then, during weekends, he would dress like a pregnant woman and then instruct one of us to beat a drum while he danced around the town.

Wherever people gathered to relax, he would go there to dance and make them laugh. He was a restless and lively person as a young boy.”

Adetunji, who is now living and working in Okeho town in Oyo state, said Igboho was a regular host to pupils who were sent away from school in those days.

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He said his childhood friend eventually left the sleepy town to realise his desire to be a leader.

“I also remembered that in those days, when pupils were sent home from school for one reason or the other, they would head to Sunday Igboho house instead of going to their different homes,” he said.“He eventually left Igboho at a time in his life. But he is visiting the town regularly.

Whenever he comes home till date, it’s always like carnival; everyone will know that Sunday is around because he enters the town like a king.

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Many people will pay him visit. In turn, he will also pay visits to his friends, the town’s traditional rulers and other leaders.

“He also pays visit to leaders of all religions in the town. That is why it is difficult to know his religion because he identifies with all religious groups and contributes to all their activities.”

When asked if indeed Igboho posses metaphysical powers, Adetunji said it is true, adding that Igboho’s grandfather, who had some forms of power, might have transferred it to his grandson.“The metaphysical power he has is beyond imagination… his grandfather was known to possess some powers.

Everyone who lived in the town before his death would know of the power of Sunday’s grandfather,” he said.“I knew the man well because we usually passed the front of his house everyday. He was around 95 years old at the time.

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From stories we heard, many people visited him to seek his blessings. What I also heard from elders of the town is that if he cursed anyone, it would come to pass.

“Igboho is well known in Oke Ogun area of Oyo state because it is an ancient town and because we have scholars from the town, but lately, Sunday has added to its popularity.”

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Here are few things to know about him:

  • Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho was born October 10, 1972. He is a right activist and a politician.
  • He is the chairman of Adeson International Business Concept Ltd and popularly referred to as the Akoni Oodua of Yoruba.
  • He started off as a motorcycle repairer and then ventured into automobiles where he sells cars and was able to start Adeson business Concept.
  • He is married to two wives and has children, including three professional footballers in Germany
  • He once worked with former Oyo Governor Rasheed Ladoja and became one of his most trusted aides. He became famous as a strong defendant of the Modakeke people in the Modakeke/Ife war between 1997 and 1998.
  • He gained social media tractions in January 2021 when he gave a week ultimatum to herdsmen in Ibarapa to vacate the land after the killing of Dr. Aborode.
  • He is believed to possess metaphysical powers and is a strong advocate for the Oduduwa republic.
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Interesting Story.

A relatively known name in Oyo and Osun states, Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho took upon himself the role of a freedom fighter for Yoruba land by dislodging criminal herders from Igangan in Ibarapa, Oyo State.

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The sad event of June 5, 2011, which saw some undergraduates murdered at Iwo Road interchange, Ibadan, by supposed thugs of the Oyo State branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the killings in Akinyele area of the city between June and September 2020, by Sunday Shodipe, were two security breaches that made the state notorious.Igboho’s visit to Seriki Hausa of Igangan, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, was celebrated for two reasons.

One, he had visited Abdulkadri a week earlier and given him and his kinsmen a seven-day ultimatum to vacate Ibarapa to end criminal activities of some herders in the town.

This singular act, which many believed was courageous, confronting a perceived resident who he believed had links with criminal herders in the area, made his move heroic .

Two, Igboho’s visit was in defiance to Governor Seyi Makinde’s directive to security agencies to arrest and treat him as a criminal should he carry out his threat to forcefully eject Abdulkadri and his kinsmen from the land.

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Abdulkadri had reported Igboho to Makinde over the threat, stressing that he and his kinsmen had been living in Oyo State for decades.

He said their children were born there, adding that they grew with others in the communities. He emphasised that there exists inter-marriages among Fulani and Yoruba in the state.

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Igboho also fired back at Makinde in recorded voice notes that surfaced on social media, warning him to shelve his directive because, according to him (Igboho), he was out to liberate Yorubaland from the criminals. He also warned the governor not to order his arrest by security agencies.

But Nigerians were surprised when the video of Igboho’s weekend visit to eject Abdulkadri surfaced on social media (on Friday).

While most Yoruba saw it as a liberating move, others interpreted Igboho’s action as an affront on the government of Oyo State and security agencies. The nation is still nursing the controversy that trailed Igboho’s visit.

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The man Sunday Igboho

According to him, he was born 47 years ago in Igboho in Oke-Ogun, Oyo State.

Chief Adeyemo hails from Aladinkun compound, Modeke, Igboho, Oorelope Local Government Area.

He grew up normally like any other child but began to manifest traits of unusual stubbornness and toughness as a teenager.

He attended primary and junior secondary schools in Igboho before moving to Modakeke in Osun State with his father. His last school in Igboho was Baptist High School. He relocated with his father to Modakeke where he grew up fighting in the community.

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He learnt a vocation and fraternised with NURTW members, but he is not known as a major member of the union.He adopted the nickname ‘Igboho’ in Modakeke.

He was described as the son of an Igboho man. Igboho was said to have acquired mystical traditional powers to command guns and other weapons into appearance. This is his most outstanding ability.

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With this ability and power, he fought on the side of Modakeke during the 1996/97 Ife/Modakeke riot.

He left the community after his fame grew, attracting envy among people in Modakeke community.

His fame as a local activist during the Modakeke/Ife riot attracted him to politicians, who took over leadership from the military with the return of civilian rule in 1999.

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He worked for a former governor of Osun State and settled in Osogbo for some years.

He later worked as an independent traditional security coordinator for a former governor of Oyo State Rashidi Ladoja at the heat of the violent crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from 2004 to 2009.

His success at protecting Ladoja at the PDP rally in Akure, Ondo State capital, in December 2006, where the former governor was believed to be targeted for a major attack, remains a mystery to political watchers.

As a result, his fame rose in Ibadan and Oyo State given that Ladoja enjoyed massive sympathy among the populace, which condemned the way the PDP impeached him ‘illegally’ and gave the governorship ticket to his deputy, Adebayo Alao-Akala, in the 2007 election instead of allowing him (Ladoja).

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Igboho’s relationship with Ladoja enhanced the former’s reputation among the people. When the late Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimola (2011-2019) caged the activities of hoodlums and reduced violence and brigandage in the city, Igboho went into the business of selling cars and landed properties.

Those who have had encounters with him confirmed that he used to fight for victims of land grabbing. For that, he was given plots of lands. He is one of the promoters of Oduduwa Republic.

Compiled by: Adigun Michael Olamide.

Source(s): Google, Noble Reporters Media, The Cable, The Nation Newspaper

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#Newsworthy

Sunday Igboho reacts after hoodlums burnt his house.

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He described the senator as an “irritant, detractor and enemy of Yorubaland.”

Makinde’s aide warns opposition
Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, yesterday, described arsonists that razed his building as “cowards” who perpetrated their heinous crime under the cover of darkness.

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He also berated the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babajide Ojudu, for his statement that he collected money from All Progressives Congress’ National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, during the Ekiti State governorship re-run election in 2009.

Adeyemo put the items destroyed at N50 million.

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The rights activist, while speaking with journalists at his residence in the same Soka area, which is different from the one torched, said those who attacked one of his houses were not men enough.

He said they should have come to where he stays if the arsonists were bold enough.

“What baffled me most is that I don’t expect we, the Yoruba, should be supporting the Fulani herdsmen and kidnappers to confront me on this struggle I am pursuing. What baffled most is that some Yoruba people are supporting Fulani herdsmen to raze my house. That startled me and saddened my heart a lot. I am not suspecting anyone for now. But I know it could not have happened without internal collaborators.

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“They want to include politics in my fight against Fulani herdsmen. They want to destroy my name. No politician can pay me for what I am doing and none can boast of sponsoring me,” he said.
MEANWHILE, the Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the attack.

In a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, yesterday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olugbenga Fadeyi, said the investigation had commenced into the incident.

The Chief Press Secretary to Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, yesterday, warned opposition elements in the state to stop playing politics with the insecurity situation in Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun parts of the state.

The governor’s aide maintained that most of the comments attributed to opposition elements on the security situation missed the point due to pettiness, contempt, and clear attempt to play to the gallery.

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According to him, if opposition elements were true lovers of the state, they should have used the occasion to demonstrate patriotism.

He added that merely playing to the gallery only showcases them as ordinary politicians who do not think about the state but solely about the next election.

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#Newsworthy

Pandemonium, corpses as Sunday Igboho’s supporters clash in Oyo.

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Two persons have reportedly died after supporters of a Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho stormed Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State on Friday to enforce an illegal directive for herdsmen to exit the town.

Property worth millions of naira were reportedly destroyed during the clash.

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Although Igboho could not be reached as calls to his telephone line indicated that he was out of reach, residents of Igangan however said that at least one youth from Igboora was killed by Fulani fighters while two others sustained injuries from gunshots.

Igboho and his supporters particularly sought to eject the Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, and some other herdsmen accused of fuelling security problems in the area.

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Igboho had addressed a crowd, saying: “They started deploying soldiers here since yesterday (Thursday). When our people were being kidnapped and killed, there was not soldier to be deployed to secure them.”

The Seriki told NoRM‘s known Media that one Fulani woman was killed. He said he had fled the town before Igboho returned on Friday.

On the other hand, residents of Igangan said that at least one youth from Igboora was killed by Fulani fighters while two others sustained injuries from gunshots.

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Their claims could not be immediately verified.

Igboho had last week issued a seven-day quit notice to the Seriki and his associates.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State had in a broadcast warned people fuelling ethic crisis in the state to desist from such act.

Despite this, Igboho and his supporters stormed Igangan on Friday afternoon.

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Addressing the youths, Igboho said, “They started deploying soldiers here since yesterday (Thursday). When our people were being kidnapped and killed, there was not soldier to be deployed to secure them.

Reacting, the Oyo State PPRO, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, said, “Tactical police teams with Operation Burst are on ground to give maximum security protection while efforts are on to ascertain the situation there.”

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#Newsworthy