GADFAN Canvasses for Return of Sarkin Fulani to Oyo, Calls for Arrest of Sunday Igboho
THE Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GADFAN) has called on the federal and Oyo state governments to ensure the return of the displaced Sarkin Fulani Igangan, Alhaji Salihu AbdulKadir, to Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state.
The association made the call in a statement after its officials paid a solidarity visit to Alhaji Salihu in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The statement, which was signed by its national chairman and secretary, Alhaji Sulaiman Yakubu and Ibrahim Abdullahi respectively, also demanded for compensation for Sarkin Fulani over all his loss and those of his people during the alleged attack on their settlement by Sunday Igboho, saying it was surprised that Igboho has not been arrested and prosecuted since he unleashed violence on Sarkin Igangan.
The statement read, “To our greatest surprise and dismay, up till this moment, Sunday Igboho is moving freely as if nothing has happened.
“The GADFAN, therefore, calls on the federal and Oyo state governments to ensure that justice is done to Alhaji Salihu AbdulKadir and his people by way of not only ensuring that Igboho and his boys are apprehended and brought to book, but that Sarkin Fulani and his people be compensated and returned to their homes.
“The attack led to the burning and total destruction of all his (Sarkin Fulani Igangan) houses, household items and his animals that include cows, sheep, goats, turkeys, a school, shops and a mosque; all worth over N500m.”
The group said it would explore all peaceful and legal means to ensure that justice was done to all parties, adding that, “We are already in consultation with our lawyers and we will soon take all the necessary legal steps if nothing is done by the relevant authorities to address the issue.”
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