Two police sources have revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that police use lethal force against Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho and his supporters.
The sources confirmed that security operatives had briefed President Buhari on the matter and he said Sunday’s action could disturb public peace.
According to the sources, there was a directive from the Inspector General of Police, IGP that the president has asked for Sunday Igboho and his followers to be shot at sight if they continue pushing to drag Nigeria into a civil war.
Meanwhile, another police source revealed that the IGP, Mohammed Adamu, sought an alternative approach by talking to Yoruba leaders to find other means of preventing the matter from escalating.
Everyevery. ng gathered that the Senior Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu disclosed that the IGP had sent out a signal Igboho’s arrest.
Igboho has been at the forefront of a controversial and illegal attempt to drive Nigerians of Fulani origin from Oyo State.
Meanwhile, while reacting to the quit notice issued to Fulani Herdsmen by Sunday Igboho, former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani Kayode noted that it would be dangerous and counter-productive for Buhari to arrest Sunday Igboho.
According to Fani Kayode, no one was arrested when the Northern youths demanded that Igbos leave the north.
However, the former Minister advised the Buhari-led government to tread softly noting Sunday has Yoruba nation’s support.