“Life has been extremely hard since Igboho evicted us from Igangan”, Seriki Fulani cries out


Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, a Seriki Fulani who was evicted from his Igangan abode this day last year says life has been tough since he was forced out of Oyo State by now-detained Sunday Adeyemo ‘Igboho’ and his supporters.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the evicted Sarkin Fulani who has relocated to Ilorin, Kwara State, since the incident said his only consolation was the fact that he was not killed on the fateful day “because the intention was to kill him”.

He said anytime he remembers the January 22, 2021 incident, he always bursts into tears even as he maintained his innocence over the incidents of kidnapping and killings in the community.

The Seriki stressed that he has no hand in the attacks. He said since he was evicted from the community by armed youth led by Sunday Igboho, he has lost many of his people, properties and all his investments.

Abdulkadir insisted that the unrest in Ibarapa was worsened by ethnic profiling where only Fulani herders were tagged as criminals. He said on many occasions, the Yoruba people were arrested for kidnapping and other criminalities in Ibarapa zone but their arrests never got prominence because they are not Fulani.

“It is on record that only three Yoruba persons were kidnapped in Igangan since the problem started; others were Fulani.

“I lost my younger brother in the process. We lost several of my kinsmen. You cannot even count the number of cows that were rustled. It was a sad moment for me. I lost everything I laboured for all my life and life has been extremely hard since last year when Sunday Igboho stormed my settlement,” Alhaji Abdulkadir told Daily Trust in a recent interview.

Igboho is still being held in Benin Republic. He had been declared wanted by Nigerian authorities because of his separatist activities.

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  1. He sunday is hunted for separatist attitude. What is bad in that if a son is tired of staying in his fatbers house and ask for permission to leave and stay on his own HAS HE DONE BAD?

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