A former New Media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has revealed why Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Igboho, should not be arrested.
According to Omokri, Igboho was only obeying a self-defense directive by the Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd).
Recall that Magashi had in February said Nigerians should not be cowards but should defend themselves against bandits and killer herdsmen.
“It is the responsibility of everybody to keep alert and to find safety when necessary. But we shouldn’t be cowards.
“I don’t know why people are running from minor things like that. They should stand and let these people know that even the villagers have the competency and capabilities to defend themselves,” the minister had said.
In a post on his Twitter handle, Reno Omokri wondered why the Yoruba activist should be arrested for obeying Magashi’s directive.
He wrote: “What I do not understand about this Sunday Igboho case is this: Buhari’s Defence Minister, told us to defend ourselves from bandits and killer herdsmen.
“Sunday Igboho has done exactly that. Now they want to arrest Igboho for obeying their own directive to Nigerians?”
Naija News recalls that the DSS had raided the residence of Igboho in Soka, Ibadan a few days ago.
It said a joint team of security operatives raided Igboho’s residence based on an intelligence report that he was stockpiling arms.
“A team of joint security operatives raided the residence of Sunday Adeyemo at Soka in Ibadan. This was based on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place,” said DSS spokesman, Peter Afunaya.
Afunaya added that the team searched the house and subsequently recovered seven AK-47 assault rifles, three pump action guns, 30 fully charged AK-47 magazines, 5,000 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, five cutlasses, one Jack knife, one pen knife, two pistol holsters, a pair of binoculars, a wallet containing $5, local and international driving licences in his name, ATM cards, a German residence permit No. YO2N6K1NY bearing his name; two whistles, 50 cartridges and 18 walkie-talkies.