According to the Punch, Igboho was arrested in Cotonou by Benin Republic’s security forces while he was trying to flee to Germany.
The development has elicited a torrent of reactions from Nigerians on Twitter.
Below are some of the comments.
If you’re high priority to government, you will eventually be found, as the arrest of Sunday Igboho proves.
But if you’re not, whether you’re a top bandit or Boko Haram commander, your freedom is limitless.
Insurgency, banditry thrive ‘cos they’re not govt’s biggest priorities.
— ‘Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) July 20, 2021
The arrest of both Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho while simultaneously pampering Ahmad Gumi and his like DESPITE Northern rebels shooting down an Air Force jet sends a message that people will listen to.
That message will persist even after Buhari leaves.
I pity his successor.
— Chxta (@Chxta) July 20, 2021
Our security establishment is ruthlessly efficient in neutralizing threats against the State
Nnamdi Kanu: kidnapped, Kenya
Sunday Igboho: crated, Cotonou
That bandits & Boko Haram continue to wreck violence with impunity suggests they are not seen as national security threats.
— PapaDonkee (@ose_anenih) July 20, 2021
Now that Sunday Igboho has been arrested.
I hope we can finally turn our attention to Sheikh Gumi and his band of brothers with the capacity to shoot down Military aircraft.
Since Yoruba Independence is obviously a bigger threat to Nigeria than actual Terrorism..
— William (@SirWilliam) July 20, 2021
I am ready to publicly put my money where my mouth is. I urge Afenifere and Aare Ona Kakanfo Gani Adams, to OPENLY start a fundraiser for Sunday Igboho’s legal defence. Buhari very openly supports killer herdsmen. We should not hide our support for Igboho’s freedom#TableShaker
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) July 20, 2021
Instead of constantly attacking Sunday Igboho & Nnamdi Kanu, focus on what led to their emergence. They’re consequences of a failed system, another of them will emerge eventually. How many will you keep arresting??
— Chuks Cyprian (@ChuksUnfiltered) July 20, 2021
Neither Gumi, Kukah, Sunday IGBOHO, Nnamdi Kanu, should be taken serious. It is obvious that the they are @OfficialPDPNig agents
— Sholascopman (@SHOLARSCOPMAN) July 20, 2021
We must stand up to defend our ancestral home and culture. We must stand alongside Chief Sunday Igboho. He has shown great courage and his fighting for our future..
Every Yoruba must stand with Chief Sunday Igboho.. pic.twitter.com/MYHJBWVGvB
— Oladimeji (@animashaunolad1) July 20, 2021
Why can’t Buhari use the same energy and resources he used to arrest Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho with these TERRORIST shooting down NAF planes, kidnapping, killing innocent people and causing meyhem. The answer is simple, “I can’t hurt my own”
— Nwanyi Aba (@Lady___Beee) July 20, 2021
As I write this,
“Bandits” attacked a schoolbus in Zamfara:
They murdered the Vice Principal.
Then they kidnapped the Principal.
They also abducted 3 other staff members.
But guess what the Nigeria Govt was busy doing overnight: Arresting Sunday Igboho.
I am so lost for words. pic.twitter.com/U9Q9XILGh9
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) July 20, 2021
The reported arrest of Sunday Igboho in Cotonou is unfortunate. He is a hero freedom fighter who defended us. We must also defend him and gather resources for his legal defence. Igboho deserves the same commitment from us, that Buhari is showing to killer herdsmen#TableShaker pic.twitter.com/c7GLZQbz1n
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) July 20, 2021
The day after the Nigerian Air Force confirmed that terrorists shot down a military jet, our govt announces Sunday Igboho’s arrest – not that of the leader of the terrorists or any of their known sympathizers & advocates.
Nigeria bewilders me
— 20.10.2020 (@I_Am_Ilemona) July 20, 2021
Sunday Igboho arrested in Cotonou, he was betrayed by a frienemy. Money is involved.
— Adetutu Balogun, MBA (@Tutsy22) July 20, 2021
None of Sunday Igboho or Nnamdi Kanu’s boys ever shot a plane down.
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) July 20, 2021
Buhari’s government kidnapped Nnamdi Kanu. Invaded Sunday Igboho home. Killed & arrested people. then released 1009 Boko Haram without any court trial.
— IFA FUNSHO (@funshographix) July 15, 2021
So now, the Govt has Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho, I hope they would have time for ‘smaller’ issues like terrorism in the North that has killed thousands, kidnapped thousands, sack villages, invade our airspace, control terrotories and killed many in the security forces.
— FS Yusuf (@FS_Yusuf_) July 20, 2021
In Buhari’s Nigeria, it’s a crime to seek freedom from oppression, and that’s the offence of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho.
Yoruba elders, we are watching you.
— Ayemojubar (@4thArmOfGovt) July 20, 2021