A former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja, has said that it was the Federal Government of Nigeria that created Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, and Nnamdi Kanu.
Ladoja made this disclosure while addressing journalists shortly after he observed the two Rakah obligatory Eid-el-Kabir prayers on Tuesday.
The Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland, who spoke at his Ondo street residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, noted that failure of the federal government to address incessant cases of kidnapping, killings and attack of innocent citizens across the country especially in Igangan and other parts of the country made Igboho to become a hero.
The former Governor who advised the Federal Government to handle the alleged arrest of Igboho with care, insisted that many Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu will surface if the issues they were agitating for are not handled with care.
He spoke further by saying that many people resulted into self help and that brought Sunday Igboho to result into self help.
“It is not the arrest that is important to me. It is the Federal Government that created Sunday Igboho.
“It is the FG that created him. It was in respect of killings in Igangan and other areas. When the perpetrators are arrested, they will claim that they have power from above and they will release them.
“The Fulani herdsmen have killed many people, Dr. Fatai Aborode, Alhaji Sherifat Adisa were killed, nobody was arrested. That is why Sunday Igboho resulted into self help. It was because of these that Sunday Igboho came and became a hero,” he said.
“If Sunday Igboho is arrested today and the attitude does not change, many Sunday Igboho will surface.
“It has never been bad like this. It is unfortunate that the President is turning deaf ears.
“Just like Kanu, he has become a leader to some people, Sunday Igboho is also a leader to some people.
“If the situation is not well managed, many Kanu, Igboho will surface.
“They should give them amnesty just like the way they are given Boko Haram.”