Quit notice to Fulani: Ooni of Ife cautions Sunday Igboho


The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has cautioned the popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho on his moves to sack Fulani herders from South Western part of Nigeria.

The Palace spokesman, Moses Olafare on Thursday said that Oba Ogunwusi appealed to Igboho to be careful so that other people with ulterior motive would not hijack his genuine intent to cause disunity in the country.

Ooni lauded the activist for defending the helpless people and advised him to exercise caution and allow security agencies to carry out their duties in dealing with criminal Fulani herdsmen in the South West.

He advised him not to take laws into his hands but allow constituted authorities to handle the security challenge.

The palace spokesman quoted Ooni as saying “Let us be very objective. He (Igboho) is being a mouthpiece for the downtrodden. He came up and everybody is listening now but my advice to him as a traditional ruler is that he needs to be very careful so that the politicians won’t hijack the whole motive from him.”

“He has done well and we’ve already praised him but he shouldn’t take laws into his hands. We have the governor there, he is the chief security officer of the state and Mr President has invited him (Makinde). Let the right people that are being authorised to do what is right do it.”

“He (Igboho) has done well and the world has heard him but everything should be done in moderation.

“We know that the bandits are everywhere. He shouldn’t take laws into his hands. We have laws in this country and we should follow it. Let the right people chosen for this task do and follow what they are supposed to do.”