A group, Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association, has warned the Presidency against the planned arrest of Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
National President of the association, Olalekan Hammed, argued that arresting Igboho would trigger a crisis in the area.
Hammed said Igboho volunteered to do what security agencies had failed to do for the people, saying many indigenes of the land had been maimed and killed for so long by herdsmen.
He added that arresting Igboho would result in the people losing confidence in the Federal Government.
He said, “Ibarapa youths may react violently if Sunday Igboho is arrested. They will also lose hope in both the federal and the state government.
“Ibarapa and other communities across Yoruba land seriously need to be guaranteed safety. So, any attempt to arrest Igboho will make the people think the government wants the menace of bandits in their communities to continue.”
Hammed said the police should not arrest Igboho because he did not ask Fulani to leave Yorubaland but criminals.
“The President’s body language, which is boosting criminal herders’ morale, has already pushed the entire country in a state of anarchy,” he said.