Presidency in few hours ago said the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered the Oyo state Commissioner of police to arrest and transfer Sunday Igboho to Abuja.
Speaking with BBC Hausa, Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media to President Muhammadu Buhari said the Inspector General of Police has already issued directive to the Oyo state commissioner of police to arrest and transfer Sunday Igboho to Abuja.
Sunday Igboho yesterday executed his seven days ultimatum issued to Fulani herdsmen to leave Igangan, a village in Oyo State over alleged incessant criminal attacks on the indigenes said allegedly traceable to Fulani herdsmen.
The Presidency action is coming shortly after the Federal Government disagreed over the seven days ultimatum issued by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu asking all herdsmen to vacate Ondo forest.
The Presidency in a statement signed by Garba Shehu insisted that every Nigerian has the right to live in any part of the country.
Adding that Ondo State government should dialogue with the herdsmen instead of asking them to leave over criminal activities allegedly traceable to Fulani herdsmen.
Ondo State Government in a swift reaction said the Federal Government is emotionally attached to Fulani herdsmen.
Ondo State Government in several flyers and banners maintained he asked the Fulani herdsmen to vacate the forest and not Ondo State.
The government in the flyer said no night grazing of cattle is allowed in the state anymore and all herders are encouraged to register with the government.
In what look like ethnic sentiment over security issues, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu called on all southwesterners not to depend on government in protecting themselves.
There are unconfirmed reports that more than hundred Nigerian soldiers resigned from the Nigeria Armed Forces and joined the Nnamdi Kanu newly launched Eastern Security Network.
In many quarters, there are concerns the rising security issues in the country if not well managed may lead to tribal war both in military and civilian environments most especially due to obvious fact that many politicians in the country have ill feelings towards the current Federal government.
Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai while speaking not too long ago during a meeting with newly promoted senior management team of the Nigerian Army raised alarm over possible attempt for some politicians to bribe top military officers to plot coup to oust President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buratai warned the senior military officers not to be used by politician.
At this point, it’s obvious the crisis required Presidential public relations aides specifically the President spokespersons, Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu and Federal Government spokesman, Lai Mohammed to be more professional and very careful with words in handling Nigeria crisis.
It’s expected of them to come up with public relations programs or campaign involving many experts as consultant to address the crisis to avert possible blood shed.
The constitution on human right is too broad for anyone to claim right.
Buhari spokespersons should be reminded that their function is not only to speak in defence of Muhammadu Buhari as if they were appointed as Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
Many may see it not too proper for Garba Shehu to announce Presidency intention or order to arrest Sunday Igboho because its office is mainly created to be a bridge builder between the Presidency and its publics devoid of any emotional attachment.
A video of Sunday Igboho while carrying out the execution order yesterday shows his action was in the interest of some Nigerians who were seen in high jubilation seeing him coming through to execute his seven days ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen.
For the sake of peace, all interests matter. No matter the small number.