The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, ordered the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho over the quit order issued to Fulani herdsmen in Oyo State.
Multiloaded records that the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu, was summoned by BBC Hausa on Friday to validate the arrest warrant.
Shehu apparently told IGP that he has inform Oyo Police Commissioner, Ngozi Onadeko, to arrest Igboho and transfer him to Abuja.
Youth leader and activist in Oyo State, Igboho, had issued a seven-day ultimatum for Fulani herders to leave Ibarapa North Local Government Area following reports of the killing some Oyo citizens.
The quit notice sparked controversy in parts of the state, causing Seyi Makinde, the governor, to urge the IGP to arrest those fomenting trouble under the pretext of defending the rights of the Oyo people.
The Governor said:
“For people stoking ethnic tension, they are criminals and once you get them, they should be arrested and treated like common criminals,” the governor had told the police commissioner.