Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said that some Yorubas were in support of the herdsmen who set my house on fire.
Igboho’s old house in Soka, Ibadan, was set ablaze by unidentified men in the early hours of Tuesday just hours after a meeting between Southwest Governors and members of Miyetti Allah.
Narrating what he learnt about the attack on his old house, Igboho who spoke with journalists said the arsonists fired gunshots before breaking in.
He told newsmen that what was destroyed at his old house set ablaze by arsonists cannot be worth anything less than N50 million.
“What I find surprising is that some Yorubas are in support of the herdsmen to set my house on fire. I’m saddened by it,” he said.
“The worth of what was destroyed at my house cannot be less than N50 million,” he claimed.
On why he’s against the criminal herdsmen, Igboho said their atrocities in Yorubaland are preventing peace from reigning.
“These Fulanis are killing our brothers in our fatherland. They’re killing, raping, and kidnapping. All the things they are doing to us are not good. That’s why I’m trying to unite our people so that we can chase them away for peace to reign in Yorubaland,” he said.
When asked whom he suspected to be behind the attack, he said, “For now, I do not suspect anyone.”
He continued, “When they knew they could fight, fire gunshots, and set a house ablaze, isn’t it where I stay that they are supposed to come? If they had come to the house where I stay, I would have had evidence for you people (journalists) because they won’t all escape. It’s either you meet their dead bodies or meet them with broken legs. I thank God that they applied wisdom by going to a house where they know that I don’t live and destroyed my properties and burnt it down.”