Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, responded to an unacceptable situation in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State.
Soyinka spoke in an interview with BBC News Pidgin monitored by
He said, “Sunday Igboho has responded to the situation in the way he knew how. Now, you will see that he is trying to work with others.
“This is the way these things happen. Somebody one day reaches explosion point and he says I cannot take this any longer and he takes unilateral action. The action may be excessive, it may be wrong, what matters is that somebody has responded to an unacceptable situation.
“Any errors which he makes is for the rest of us to correct by calling him and I know that a number of people are doing that.”
had reported that Igboho issued a seven-day quit notice to herdsmen accused of kidnapping, rape, farmland destruction, amongst other crimes in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State and enforced same.
He had also confronted herdsmen accused of terrorising farmers and residents in the Yewa area of Ogun State.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, had said though Igboho did well to speak for the downtrodden, it was time he allowed the constituted authorities including the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, to take charge and handle the security challenges in the state.
The comment of Oba Ogunwusi drew the ire of the activist who accused the monarch of failing to convey the pains and displeasure of the Yoruba people to the President during his recent visit to Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) in Aso Villa, Abuja.
Igboho and the Ooni had since made peace over the matter and had agreed to work together to rid the South-West region of killer herdsmen.