Yoruba activist and Oodua Republic agitator, alias Sunday Igboho, said he is not behind the burning of the house and property of the Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir.
The Fulani chieftain said he fled to Ogun State after attackers razed his home in Ibarapa North local government area of Oyo State on Friday night.
Igboho, who has vowed to expel Fulanis from the South-West, said his men did not carry out the attack.
“We were not the ones who did that,” Igboho’s personal assistant, Salami Oladapo told Sahara Reporters.
“It was after we left; the boys know one another. They said they could not go with us, because the Fulani could attack them.
“So, they entered the settlement through a forest. They are not part of us. They are the indigenes. It was not Sunday Igboho’s men.
“They burnt the house after we left. Nobody can say they saw us at the scene of the event.
“The police area commander followed us when we had the town hall meeting in the area.
“The Fulani cannot just be raping and kidnapping our people,” he said.
The attack on the seriki and the threat to send Fulani’s packing have been condemned by the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and the Muhammadu Buhari government.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has also been instructed to arrest Igboho, reports say. The arrest will be carried out by Oyo police commissioner Ngozi Onadeko.
Governor Seyi Makinde has also vowed to deal with those he said were stoking ethnic tensions in the state.