Why I visited Sunday Igboho – Fani-Kayode

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A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as “Sunday Igboho”, is not waging war against any particular tribe, ethnic group or people but trying to rid the Southwest of criminal elements. Fani-Kayode said this when he visited Igboho at his Soka residence in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State. Though the meeting, which lasted for three hours,  happened behind closed-doors, the former minister said he was in Ibadan to appreciate Igboho for defending the Yoruba nation against killer herdsmen. Fani-Kayode, who described Igboho as a freedom fighter, said the Yoruba nation is solidly behind him and his mission to rid the South West of killer herdsmen. He disclosed this to journalists after the meeting. He said: “My purpose is to come and stand side by side, shoulder by shoulder with someone I have immense respect for. “He has shown the world and most importantly, he has shown Yoruba people that we are not cowards, we are not people who can be pushed around, we are not people who can be pillaged, killed and raped, and those that perpetrate this crime feel at ease in our land. “So, I have come to express my appreciation and solidarity with somebody that I believe has done the right thing without violating any laws in this country because that is very important. I don’t believe he has done that. “I believe it is right and proper for every Yoruba leader to show appreciation for the lives he has saved and for his pursuits of people that have been committing crimes, that is the first purpose. “The second purpose is also to let him also let him know that his message of peace and unity, that is to say, he has nothing Fulani people but he has everything against criminals that come to our forest in this part of the country to come and kill, those are his enemies, those are the people that are our collective enemies and that is what he is fighting against and there is nothing unlawful in that.”
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