Fire gutted the home of Sunday Adeyemo, a Yoruba nationalist popularly known as Sunday Igboho, in Oyo State on Tuesday.
The fire started around 3am and burnt some parts of the apartment located in the Soka area of Oyo State, according to the Punch.
The cause of the inferno was not known as of the time of filing this report.
Personnel from the Oyo State Fire Service, however, arrived at the scene a few hours after and extinguished the fire.
It is also not known if the fire was connected to the recent activities of Igboho.
Youths said to be supporters of Igboho, who is the Akoni Oodua of Yoruba land, had reportedly attacked communities occupied by the Fulanis in Iganga, situated in Ibarapa North LGA last Friday, killing three people and setting ablaze properties in the process, including the house of Salihu Abdukadir, the Seriki Fulani of Oyo.
The youths were allegedly executing Igboho’s order to evict all persons of Fulani extraction away from the community after a seven-day ultimatum, which expired last Friday.
The Yoruba nationalist has accused herdsmen of perpetrating crimes ranging from kidnappings, killings, rape to invasion of farmlands with their cattle in the South-West region.
The action led to various northern groups, including Miyetti Allah and the Arewa Consultative Forum, calling for those who perpetrated the act to be held accountable and warning that retaliatory attacks could be launched by the Fulani if concrete decisions are not made by both the Federal and state governments.
Igboho, however, distanced himself from the incident, saying aggrieved youths and residents of the town were responsible for the incident.
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