The Muhammadu Buhari government has warned Nigerians against taking the law into their hands over the recent controversies involving the activities of herdsmen in Ondo and Oyo states.
Buhari’s interior minister Rauf Aregbesola in a statement, Monday, said all parties involved in the issues should exercise restraint and embrace peaceful dialogue.
He implored all citizens to exercise restraint and pursue active efforts on how to use the tools of constructive dialogue, good neighbourliness and the primacy of peace-building.
The minister, however, warns that “resentment that can only lead to anarchy and a mess of an already difficult situation”.
The warning followed Sunday Igboho’s unlawful crusade against Fulani settlers whom he accused of raping women, killing farmers and kidnapping indigenes in the South-West.
Igboho, an Oodua Republic agitator whose real name is Sunday Adeyemo, says he wants all Fulani settlers to leave the region.
But the Buhari government has reportedly ordered the police to arrest Igboho and his supporters or shoot them when seen.