Herdsmen: Avoid taking law into your hands, Ooni warns Sunday Igboho

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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has warned Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, to avoid taking laws into his hands over the fight against criminal herders.

The first class traditional rulers said this appearing on Arise Television programme on Wednesday.

He acknowledged that Igboho has spoken out for the downtrodden and shown everyone that he really cares for his people and that it is time for Igboho to allow the constituted authorities including the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, and other leaders to take charge and handle the security challenges in the state.

“Let us be very objective. He (Igboho) is being a mouthpiece for the downtrodden. He came up and everybody is listening now, but my advice to him, as a traditional ruler, is that he needs to be very careful so that the politicians won’t hijack the whole motive from him,” the Ooni said.

He also said, “He has done well and we’ve already praised him, but he shouldn’t take laws into his hands. We have the governor there, he is the chief security officer of the state and Mr President has invited him (Makinde). Let the right people that are being authorised to do what is right do it.

“He (Igboho) has done well and the world has heard him but everything should be done in moderation,” the Yoruba monarch counseled.

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Recall that the Ooni also had a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the state house yesterday.

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