A coalition of Yoruba Nation agitators has dared the president, Muhammadu Buhari to arrest Fulani killer-herdsmen across the country before attempting to arrest Banji Akintoye, a second republic senator and one of the arrowheads of the agitation for separation in South-West, Kioki Media reports.
The coalition further warned the federal government against making any attempt to arrest Akintoye, claiming that such step will complicate the already-tensed atmosphere in the region.
Earlier reports had suggested that the politician-turned-secessionist fled Nigeria shortly after the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo known more as Sunday Igboho in Benin Republic.
A statement by the secretary-general of the coalition of self-determination groups, Steven Abioye as obtained by EWN yesterday, said that arresting Akintoye would worsen the problems of the country.
The statement read, partly;
“What exactly is Buhari’s fear about? Why is he so apprehensive? He (President Muhammadu Buhari) said those who are talking about restructuring don’t know what they are talking.
“The truth is that you cannot hold on to a kind of federal arrangement in which a section of the country that is even unproductive is lording it over the other sections and you will expect people from the marginalised areas to still want to remain in such arrangement.
“So, Buhari and his cronies can continue with their confrontational approach in handling this separatist agitation, but let them know that they are only complicating the matter.” Kioki Media reported.