‘What About Bandits, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi?’ – Nigerians Slam FG Over Sunday Igboho’s Arrest
Igboho was reportedly arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic on Monday night while attempting to flee to Germany.
Recall that Department of State Services (DSS) raided the residence of Igboho in Ibadan, Oyo state on July 1, killing two people, arresting 12 aides but Igboho escaped.
Igboho had planned a ”Yoruba nation rally” in Lagos two days before the raid. The rally was initially suspended but later held with a large number of Yoruba nation agitators demanding for freedom.
Afterwards, DSS declared Igboho wanted, alleging that he was stockpiling weapons and ammunitions.
DSS Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunnaya, had advised Igboho to turn himself in to the nearest security.
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Sunday Igboho has been on the run since the raid and federal government at some point claimed he was working at getting a new passport to flee the country for Germany.
Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) also placed a notice for his arrest across Nigerian borders.
Reacting to the new development, some Nigerians slammed the Federal Government for paying so much attention to ordinary citizens with various demands.
Others claimed security operatives refuse to arrest bandits or Boko Haram members with same tools deployed to apprehend Sunday Igboho and IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
See some reactions from many Nigerians on Twitter below;
The reported arrest of Sunday Igboho in Cotonou is unfortunate. He is a hero freedom fighter who defended us. We must also defend him and gather resources for his legal defence. Igboho deserves the same commitment from us, that Buhari is showing to killer herdsmen#TableShaker pic.twitter.com/c7GLZQbz1n
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) July 20, 2021
If you’re high priority to government, you will eventually be found, as the arrest of Sunday Igboho proves.
But if you’re not, whether you’re a top bandit or Boko Haram commander, your freedom is limitless.
Insurgency, banditry thrive ‘cos they’re not govt’s biggest priorities.
— ‘Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) July 20, 2021
Yoruba nation agitator Sunday Igboho has just been arrested in Cotonou. Nigeria can deploy massive intelligence to trace, track snd arrest anyone asking for freedom of his people but Boko Haram, Bandits & Killer Herdsmen are dwelling in total peace. It will never make sense.
— DR.PENKING™ (@drpenking) July 20, 2021
Recently a “bandit” boasted on video that he kills and slaughters Nigerian soldiers.
Two days ago a “bandit” shot down a Nigerian military fighter jet in the air.
NONE OF THESE TERRORISTS arrested. NONE OF THEM. NOT ONE.
But today, the Nigerian Govt has arrested Sunday Igboho.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) July 20, 2021
BREAKING: Jobless Buhari regime arrest Sunday Igboho in Cotonou.
But they can’t arrest terrorists who kill people weekly and even shot down our fighter jets.
— Comrade Deji Adeyanju (@adeyanjudeji) July 20, 2021
#FreesundayIgboho: The arrest of Sunday Igboho in Cotonou by the Beninoise authorities was orchestrated by tyrant Muhammadu Buhari. No crime asking for self determination. Let’s all oppressed people UNITE. A govt that pampers bandits and terrorists! #BuhariMustGo #RevolutionNow
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) July 20, 2021
Now that Sunday Igboho has been arrested.
I hope we can finally turn our attention to Sheikh Gumi and his band of brothers with the capacity to shoot down Military aircraft.
Since Yoruba Independence is obviously a bigger threat to Nigeria than actual Terrorism..
— William (@_SirWilliam_) July 20, 2021
Nnamdi Kanu vehemently challenged the Fulani hegemony, he was kidnapped
Sunday Igboho resisted the Fulani terrorists from further killing his people, several attempts were made on his life and he was finally kidnapped
When they’re done taking the bold, they’ll come for the weak
— ᴋᴏɴʀᴀᴅᴇ (@Komrade_Konrade) July 20, 2021
First the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu.
Executed in Kenya.
Now the arrest of Sunday Igboho.
Executed in Cotonou.
If the Govt is serious about getting anything done, they will. The only reason terrorism is thriving is because the Govt wants it.
If you don’t know that yet,
Know it now.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) July 20, 2021
— University Of Radio Biafra (@UniversityRa3) July 20, 2021
The arrest of both Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho while simultaneously pampering Ahmad Gumi and his like DESPITE Northern rebels shooting down an Air Force jet sends a message that people will listen to.
That message will persist even after Buhari leaves.
I pity his successor.
— Chxta (@Chxta) July 20, 2021
Sunday Igboho & Nnamdi Kanu have been abducted.
Terrorists are still destroying lives and properties of the citizenry, while the government keep quiet.
The citizens are made to believe that they (the government) are acting in their own best interest.
This film no go end well.
— The Analogist (@DemystifyNg) July 20, 2021
If it’s sure for this government they should reveal how Sunday igboho was arrested
I’m sure it’s not an arrest but another abduction
— afriqan_che (@cheofafriqa) July 20, 2021
Nigeria is a disjointed unit that will always produce these freedom fighters untill it’s fixed or separated and everybody go their own way
If you think the arrests of Mazi kalu and Sunday igboho are victories for Nigeria, like the govt u too can’t see past the length of ur penis
— KACHI 🍜 (@Chef_Kachi) July 20, 2021
Arrest of Sunday Igboho very unfortunate: Yoruba leaders has exposed their own to be persecuted while someone is busy protecting his own men that are every with AK-47 killing, kidnapping, raping and taking lands . Na wa oo!
— @pastor (@yusufmoses6) July 20, 2021
The arrest of MNK and Sunday Igboho is a pointer that Buhari’s government is on a mission to cow the south and fulanize Nigeria.
— Uffie Edison (@uffieedison1) July 20, 2021