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Buhari Deploys Special Police Squad, Orders Them To Shoot Sunday Igboho And His Supporters On SIGHT (Details below)



As the feud between Fulani herdsmen and Yoruba communities continues, President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly ordered the use of lethal force against Sunday Igboho and his supporters if they continue to ” disturb public peace” in Oyo State.

The Peoples Gazette reported on Saturday that this information was disclosed by police sources familiar with the matter.

Sunday Igboho, whose real name is Sunday Adeyemo, was at the forefront of a controversial and illegal attempt to evict Nigerians of Fulani origin from Oyo State.

The Nigerian constitution grants all citizens the fundamental right to live anywhere in the country, but Sunday Igboho and others have taken advantage of the anger of Yoruba political leaders over the growing violence by herdsmen to issue their own confrontational directives.

On Friday, Sunday Igboho led an army of his supporters into the Oke- Ogun area of Oyo State, triggering bloodshed in which the house and other property of a famous Fulani chief was destroyed.

” The president was briefed on the matter and said Sunday’ s action could disturb public peace and should be stopped, ” a police chief told the Gazette by telephone on Saturday afternoon. ” We learnt from the Inspector General’ s office that the President has called for Sunday Igboho and his supporters to be shot if they continue to push to drag Nigeria into a civil war. ”

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Another police source told the Gazette that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is looking for an alternative approach.

” He does not want to disregard the directive of the president, but he has been talking to Yoruba leaders to find other means to prevent the matter from escalating, ” the senior police official said by telephone. ” A possible trip to the South West is also on the table. ” Both senior officials requested anonymity to discuss internal police communications.

Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the presidential order, which could exacerbate ethnic tensions if carried out by the police.

However, on Saturday morning, another presidential press aide, Garba Shehu, told the BBC that Mr Adamu had signalled for the arrest of Sunday Igboho and his supporters, brushing aside the president’ s controversial shoot- on- sight order.

Mr Buhari has a history of supporting bloodshed in Nigeria. As an opposition figure, he provoked his supporters to lynch hundreds of citizens after losing the 2011 presidential election to Goodluck Jonathan.

In December 2015 and October 2020, Mr Buhari respectively supported the military’ s massacres of over 1, 000 Shia supporters in Zaria and hundreds of agitators against police brutality in Lekki, Lagos.

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