Popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said he is saddened by the fact that some Yorubas are happy that his house was set on fire.
Igboho, said this on Tuesday while reacting to the fire incident that gutted his house in Ibadan.
According to the Oyo State Police Command, the fire was caused by some unidentified hoodlums that stormed the area in the early hours of Tuesday before setting the house on fire.
Igboho, said that what was destroyed at his old house set ablaze by arsonists cannot be worth anything less than N50 million.
Addressing journalists, Igboho said that the arsonists fired gunshots before setting the house on fire.
In his words, “Around 3.30am today, my younger ones residing at my old house rushed to my gate to wake me up, saying some bandits came to the house, fired gunshots, broke the gate, and set the house ablaze. The two people at the house managed to escape. By the time I got there, the bandits had escaped. So, we called firefighters to help us put out the fire.”
Commenting on why he is against the Fulani herdsmen, the Akoni Oodua of Yoruba land, said, “These Fulanis are killing our brothers in our fatherland. They’re killing, raping, and kidnapping. All the things they are doing to us are not good. That’s why I’m trying to unite our people so that we can chase them away for peace to reign in Yorubaland,” he said.
Igboho, said he is shocked by the fact that some Yorubas are supporting and aiding the herdsmen.
“What I find surprising is that some Yorubas are in support of the herdsmen to set my house on fire. I’m saddened by it,” he said.
He said that he is does not have an idea about the group of persons responsible for the fire incident, adding that he would have either caught or dealt with the arsonists if they had attacked the home where he currently lives.
Igboho revealed that the worth of what was destroyed at his house cannot be less than N50 million.