OYO, Nigeria – Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, has said attempts to make him head of Operation Amotekun, a South-West Security Network, are “embarrassing”.
Igboho stated this during an Instagram Live Chat with media mogul, Dele Momodu, on Tuesday.
He had asked herdsmen in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State to leave within seven days, blaming the leadership of the Fulani for being behind the rising insecurity in the state.
At the expiration of his ultimatum, Igboho and his supporters reportedly stormed the Fulani settlement to eject those he described as “killer herdsmen”.
Then there were reports that Igboho had been asked to become the head of the South-West security outfit.
When asked if he would accept the offer to become Amotekun’s head, Igboho said, “I won’t be tired until I achieve my goal of sending criminal Fulani out of Yorubaland.
“I am not interested in becoming the head of Amotekun. I am not doing. I am not a hunter or a security expert. What kind of embarrassment is that (the offer)?
“Nobody should try to induce me with any position. That is not what I want. I am asking them (governors) to send all killer herdsmen out of our land. That is what I want.”