Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Igboho was arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic by security operatives in the West African country.
Igboho was arrested Monday night after fleeing Nigeria to evade arrest by Nigeria’s secret police.
A cross section of Nigerians have lambasted the Federal Government over the reported arrest of Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
Nigerians who are still pouring in reactions on social media stated that the government abandoned the killer bandits ravaging the country who killed 13 policemen and shot down a Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet on Tuesday, only to be running after Igboho.
Nigerians on social media have warned that the arrest of Igboho, just a few weeks after the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra is a sign that the government was sowing a seed of discord and disunity among Nigerians.
Some social media users argued that the government was pampering bandits and kidnappers who are of northern extraction while harmless freedom fighters such as Igboho, Kanu and their followers are being hunted down.
Others also alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari‘s government is a terrorist sympathizer as there has been no visible effort to tackle terrorism in the country.
Below are reactions on microblogging platform, Twitter:
Every Nigerians should now count his teeth with his tong because this government is against your freedom of speech and they are supporting terrorists. bandit can shoot down the Nigeria fighting jet but you can’t agitated for your freedom. https://t.co/hVRc8hQyhJ
— Engineer Ernest (@NnamaniSunday11) July 20, 2021
Buhari is clearly more concerned and acting very swiftly about those clamoring for secession than he is about insecurity and poverty in the country.