The acting leader of Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has said the agitation of Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, was due to the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to protect lives and property.
Adebanjo, who was reacting to the arrest of Igboho on Arise Television programme,‘The Morning Show,’ on Thursday, said no help was rendered when “Fulani people” were raping, killing and kidnapping in Igboho’s area.
He stated that Igboho’s uncle, who had returned from America to establish a farm also fell victim to the atrocities committed in the area, adding that this made the Yoruba nation agitator rise in retaliation.
“It is because of the failure of Buhari to protect lives and property in his area.
“The Fulani people there are raping, kidnapping, and depriving the farmers of their farmland. They killed his uncle who came all the way from America to establish a farm. They destroyed the farm and killed him.
“They kidnapped the monarch in the area, the children and raped the women.
“He rose in retaliation because neither the federal nor the state government came to their aid to arrest or stop the culprit.
“That is the action that caused the reaction of Igboho,” the nonagerian said.