The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has advised Oyo police chief Ngozi Onadeko against arresting Yoruba activist Sunday Igboho.
Oyo governor Seyi Makinde wants Igboho arrested for launching an expulsion crusade against Fulani settlers in the South-West. President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly ordered the police to shoot the activist and his supporters on sight.
But Kanu said that it was better for police commissioner Onadeko to resign than to allow the arrest and killing of Igboho and other protesting Yoruba youths.
Kanu said this according to a statement released by IPOB spokesperson Emma Powerful on Saturday.
“You are an Igbo woman, so I expect you to be reasonable enough to know that the Fulani IGP posted you to Oyo to superintend the arrest or possible killing of Yoruba youths to ferment enmity between the East and the West at this critical juncture in the history of the liberation of all indigenous peoples across Nigeria, including you and your family.
“I will advise you to resign honourably from your position as a certain Yoruba CP did in Abia State when he declined to order men under his command to open fire on IPOB protesters.
“I am warning you not to do anything likely to jeopardise the safety or well-being of Sunday Igboho otherwise you and your family will have the might of IPOB to contend with. The silly game you people always play in that zoo will no longer wash with us.
“Suddenly Fulani have realised that appointing an Igbo woman as Police Commissioner is a good thing because they want to use you. Nothing should happen to Igboho.”