Fire Razes Sunday Igboho House Days After Giving Fulanis Ultimatum to Leave Oyo

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A collage image of Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho and the razed part of his Soka home in Oyo State, South-West Nigeria.
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House of a popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, has been razed by fire.

The fire, which was said to have started at 3am midnight on Tuesday burnt some part of the house situated in the Soka area of Oyo State.

As at the time of this publication, the source of the fire was yet to be ascertained known.

While no official statement has been received from Sunday Igboho, reports has it that brigades from the Oyo State Fire Service arrived the scene a few hours after the house was touched to stop the fire before it could spread to other parts of the building.

Igboho, who is the Akoni Oodua of Yoruba land, had asked herdsmen in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State to leave within seven days.

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At the expiration of the ultimatum last week, he and his followers had stormed the Fulani settlement in the ancient town to eject Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, and herdsmen accused of perpetrating crimes ranging from kidnappings, killings, rape to invasion of farmlands with their cattle.

Some houses and property in the settlement of the Fulanis were torched but Igboho had distanced himself from the incident, saying aggrieved youths and residents of the town were responsible for the destruction.