Former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, on Tuesday, appealed to the Federal Government to grant Igboho and Kanu amnesty. Ladoja, who made the appeal while speaking with journalists at his Bodija residence, lamented the failure of successive governments to tackle challenges facing the nation, which created the emergence of the agitators. He advised that government should not treat the agitators as criminals but grant them amnesty as they have done to repentant Boko Haram members in Borno State.
Ladoja stated: “The Federal Government has declared amnesty for Boko Haram, they should also declared amnesty for Igboho and the IPOB leader “Just like Kanu, to some people, Sunday Igboho has also become a leader, people are agitating for what they believe in. Yoruba leaders, including the Alaafin of Oyo, have been complaining about atrocities committed by suspected herdsmen and nothing has been done to it till now. “Sunday Igboho was created in the context of killings in Ibarapa axis of Oyo State. Nobody has been arrested for it and even if they were arrested, they were later released. That is why people resorted to self help.”