Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, has told the Federal Government to get its priorities right and stop wasting the time that could have been used for deliberating on how to rid the country of insecurity on planning for his arrest.
Igboho said this following reported move to arrest him by the police, the army and the Department of State Services.
It was widely reported yesterday that there was a faceoff between him and security agents around the Guru Maharaji bus stop along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Though the DSS has since debunked the report through a statement issued by his spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, last night, Igboho said he could not be intimidated on Yorubaland by security agents.
He advised the Federal Government to deploy all the artillery at its disposal to the forests for the capturing of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, and invite Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, who has been meeting with bandits in recent times.
He said, “I was never invited. They just lay in ambush for me at Guru Maharaji and started shooting. They started shouting, ‘Where is Sunday Igboho?’ I identified myself and asked them what the problem was. They said I was under arrest and I said, ‘For what? On my father’s land? That was how it degenerated.
“When they noticed how tense everywhere was, they fled. They came in four Hilux vans and a Toyota Land Cruiser. There are bandits operating all over the place but people like me who are defending our fatherland are the ones you want to arrest. Why?”
When asked if the police had invited him, he said, “I have not been invited. What have I done to warrant an arrest? Why do they want to arrest me? What have I done?”
On whether he would honour a police invitation if invited, Igboho said, “Go and ask them to invite Gumi and Shekau first before disturbing me. Let them face the bandits instead.”
When asked if he would go into hiding, he said, “What for? I am in the neighbourhood. I cannot run.”
Igboho stuck to his guns on the need to defend Yorubaland from foreigners who are criminals adding that there is nothing wrong in fighting for the rights of his people.
Igboho, an intrepid fighter baked in the furnance of the Ife/Modakeke internecine war, has been in the news for serving a quit notice to Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the South-West, said he was never invited before they attempted to arrest him.