Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has disclosed that three persons of Fulani extraction, who he described as “terrorists”, were caught wandering around the home of the mother of Sunday Adeyemo, a Yoruba rights activist popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
According to Fani-Kayode in a series of Twitter posts, the three persons were apprehended at the home in Oyo State on Sunday. He, however, noted that Igboho told him that two of the suspects escaped while one was handed over to the police.
The former minister claimed that the intention of the suspects was to harm the elderly mother of the Yoruba activist.
He wondered why some persons have been instigating veiled and direct threats against Igboho and his loved ones despite his reported intervention in ending the food blockade from the northern part of the country to the southern region just weeks ago.
I just spoke to Sunday Igboho & he told me that 2 foreign Fulani terrorists were apprehended in his mother's home in Igboho, Oyo state this evening.Their mission was to harm Mama. One of them escaped whilst the other is with the police.Those that sent them are playing with fire!
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) March 21, 2021
“First of all, they burnt down Sunday’s house in Ibadan. Secondly, a soldier and a fake soldier were caught spying on his Ibadan home. Thirdly two terrorists are caught sneaking into his mothers home with a clear intention to harm her.
“This is a man whose input brought peace to our nation just two weeks ago and helped to bring to an end the Northern embargo of food to the South after he guaranteed the peace and security of innocent Nigerian Fulanis in the SW,” the former minister tweeted.
Fani-Kayode stated that Igboho remains a popular figure in the South-West region who is advocating for the rights of the Yoruba people, warning that any harm against him or his family members may lead to a full-blown crisis.
He called on those sponsoring people to instigate violence against Igboho, his family members and business interests to desist from doing so in the interest of peace in the South-West region and the country at large.
He tweeted: “I am appealing to those who are behind these provocations against his person & reckless attacks to desist from this nonsense.
“Sunday is a heroic figure in the South West and by far the most powerful, vocal and popular figure in Yorubaland today. Harming him or his family members will not augur well for the peace and stability of our nation.
“N.B. Three terrorists were caught in Sunday Igbho’s mother’s house and not two. One was caught and two escaped.”