The mother of Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, joined by the activist’s supporters, have warned Islamic cleric Sheik Ahmad Gumi to stay away from Yorubaland.
Gumi, in a video which surfaced online on September 7, was seen standing with Usman Yusuf, a former chief executive officer of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), near a signboard that read ‘Muslim Grammar School, Modeke, Igboho’.
Gumi is against Sunday Igboho’s secessionist call but wants amnesty for bandits ravaging the north, a move which Sunday Igboho rejects over alleged crimes committed by Fulani herdsmen against Yoruba people in recent times.
One of the Yoruba Nation agitators, Sheikh Abdul Raheem Aduanigba, who is the chief imam of Yoruba in Ilorin, led other leaders to Igboho town and together with the mother of Sunday Igboho visited the spot where Gumi shot a video during his stay in the town.
Aduranigba said, “Yoruba people are worried about Gumi’s visit to Igboho and I went to Igboho town with some other persons to find out what really happened. I visited the Kabiyesi, Onigboho of Igboho (Oba John Bolarinwa) and he told me that nobody gave Gumi land in the town.
“The people of the town also said they didn’t know when he came and they said he must not come again. He is the spokesperson for bandits. They (residents) did not want him to ever come to their town again.
“We don’t want what happened in Igangan to happen in Igboho or anywhere in Yorubaland. The people of Igboho said they don’t want him and that he must never come there again. We don’t want bandits here, we don’t want him to use religion to deceive our people and we were happy that nobody gave him land there.”
Meanwhile, Sunday Igboho is still in detention in Benin Republic following his arrest on July 20 while trying to board a flight to Germany with his wife.