Military Responds to Sunday Igboho's Bandit Hunt Pledge

Military Responds to Sunday Igboho's Bandit Hunt Pledge

The Nigerian Military has declared its readiness to collaborate with Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, in combating banditry plaguing the Southwest region of Nigeria. Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, spokesman for Defence Media Operations, affirmed this stance, emphasizing the importance of involving military forces and other security agencies in addressing security challenges.

In response to escalating tensions, Igboho urged his supporters not to wait for government intervention but to take proactive measures against Fulani herders encroaching on farmlands. He called for unity in creating a regional security force to safeguard Yoruba land and expressed a commitment to pursuing the Yoruba Nation agenda through legal means.

In light of Igboho's statements, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba commended his initiative and assured him of military support if aimed at improving national security. However, he cautioned against disregarding the armed forces, emphasizing the need to uphold Nigeria's constitution.

"I have not seen the video where he made that statement, but one thing I must say is that people and communities are always welcome. If what he said is to make the situation better, he is welcomed, but if what he is saying is that we should disregard the armed forces of Nigeria, definitely, he is out of line because that is against Nigeria’s constitution," Maj.-Gen. Buba stated.

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