“Federal government have declared amnesty for Bokoharam, they should also declare amnesty for Igboho and the IPOB leader.
Ladoja To FG: Grant Amnesty To Sunday Igboho, Kanu
Former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja has urged the federal government of Nigeria to grant amnesty to the self-acclaimed Yoruba Nation Agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho and leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
He warned that more Igboho and Kanu will emerge in the country if the government is not careful in handling the case of the duo.
Speaking with journalists in his Bodija, Ibadan residence, the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland, noted that the failure of the Nigerian government to addressed challenges facing the nation led to the emergence of the agitators.
According to him, the government should not treat the agitators as criminals but should grant them amnesty as done to Boko Haram members in Borno state.
Ladoja said, “Federal government have declared amnesty for Bokoharam, they should also declare amnesty for Igboho and the IPOB leader.
“Just like Kanu, to some people, Sunday Igboho has also become a leader, people are agitating for what they believe in, Yoruba leaders including the Alaafin of Oyo has been complaining about atrocities committed by suspected Fulanis herdsmen and nothing has been done to it till now.
“Bokoharam members were arrested a year ago by the government and has been released to the Borno state government.
“Sunday Igboho was created in the context of killings in the Ibarapa axis of Oyo State, nobody has been arrested for it, and even if they were arrested, they were later released, that is why people resolved in self-help.
“Arrest of Igboho will not change anything. If the government failed to do the needful, many Igboho will be created. Just like Kanu has become an acclaimed leader, and to some people, Igboho has also become a leader.
“If cautioned is not taken by the Federal Government, the issue might boomerang leading to many Igboho and Kanu.”