Nigeria’s political leaders should desist from attacking anti-Fulani crusader Sunday Igboho, former Kaduna senator Shehu Sani has advised.
Igboho, whose real name is Sunday Adeyemo, recently said the Yoruba-dominated South-West is no longer part of Nigeria. He also wants all Fulani herdsmen and settlers, who he accused of kidnapping, rape and murder, expelled from the region.
Sani, while condemning Igboho’s unconstitutional crusade, urged Nigerian leaders to avoid using force or other attacks against the activist.
“Igboho and other fellow secessionists threats are unconscionable and utterly condemnable,” Sani said in a social media post on Tuesday.
“Their actions are comical, infantile and hollow. Their wild imaginations and illusive adventures are futile.
“Their grievances should be taken seriously and be addressed within the context of a united Nigeria.
“They should not be arrested or persecuted but should be counseled and vehemently countered by other patriotic leaders within their constituency,” he said.