Popular Yoruba freedom campaigner, Mr. Sunday Adeyemo popularly referred to as Sunday Adeyemo has been indicted in the burning of another Fulani community in Igua community of Yewa North Local Government in Ogun state.
Speaking to newsmen on Tuesday, the Chairman of Miyyati Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Ogun State branch, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Dende, disclosed that the house of Sarkin Fulani of Igua, Alhaji Adamu Oloru, was set ablaze by youths led by Sunday Igboho.
“They burnt the houses and that of Sarkin Fulani, Alhaji Adamu Oloru, located at Igua this [Monday] evening. They also set the cattle market ablaze.
“We have been contacting the security agents, including the DSS, as we are aware that he is coming.
“We listened to the information on radio, we learnt that he was welcomed by the state government.
“We are helpless as we don’t have anybody to protect us. Many of our people are now scattered in the bush,” he said.
A Fulani man later identified as Jiji Danmawale was said to have died after been burnt beyond reasonably recognition by the inferno caused by the Fulani herders.
The death of Jiji was reported by Alhaji Muhammadu Chede who was the brother of the deceased.
Chede said: “We are now at Randa in Abeokuta, we are making some arrangements to get his remains for burial.”
In the meantime, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police is currently having a peace meeting with the affected communities.
Sunday Igboho went to Ogun State on Monday, after alleging that the state government invited him over to help get rid of Fulani herdsmen in the state.
However, Ogun state government has deny ever requesting for Mr. Adeyemo’s help to combat the herdsmen crisis in the state.
The presence of Sunday Igboho in Ogun state has ignited varying disturbance in the Egua part of the state as there is a rapid influx of Fulani herdsmen in that part of the community due to the heavy presence of green fodder.
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