By Musa Baba Adamu
A chieftain of New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), Olusegun Bamgbose, has said that Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Igboho, is helping President Muhammadu Buhari by defending his people against killer herdsmen in Oyo State.
Addressing members of the NNPP in Jigawa State yesterday evening, he said Buhari’s inability and failure to act promptly and decisively has made it imperative for Sunday Igboho to intervene.
Bamgbose, an attorney at law, noted that the insensitivity of the government, in times of insecurity can lead to illegality, adding that it was already playing out in Oyo and Ondo States.
He claimed that illegality may become inevitable where intervention is lacking, warning that self-defence cannot be considered a crime in any part of the world.
“In an atmosphere of insecurity, without any reasonable intervention, self-help will be unavoidable,” he stated.
“Igboho is helping Buhari to do his duties. What else will you expect the people of Igangan in Ibarapa to do in the circumstance, there are reported cases of kidnapping, killings, rape and robberies and the security agents are not helping matters, President Buhari also kept mute, what do you expect the people to do than to find a way to help themselves.
“Criminality should not be condoned in any way and in any shape. If any person is found to be causing mayhem, they should be dealt with accordingly. Nigerians should heavily blame Buhari for the ugly scenario.
“The security architecture has failed under Buhari. Security is never a tribal or political issue, it’s a national issue and must be treated thus. I want to warn the powers that be not to make any attempt whatsoever to harm Sunday Igboho, this will certainly lead to chaos. His emergence has become necessary in view of Buhari’s weakness to combat insecurity in Nigeria”.