The embattled Sarkin Fulani of Igangan, in Ibarapa Local Government of Oyo State, Salihu Abdulkadir, on Thursday resurfaced in Ilorin, Kwara State.
Addressing newsmen at a press conference, Abdulkadir said ” Given the conspiracy by the police with the natives of Igangan, I and my people will not feel comfortable returning to Igangan.
“We have learned that the government had deployed over 200 Amotekun personnel to the forests in Oyo.
“Who will these Amotekun men meet in the forests other than the Fulani?” he asked.
Sarkin Abdulkadir denied conniving with kidnappers operating in the Igangan area as alleged by Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, (aka) Sunday Igboho and knowledge of the killing of Dr Aborode.
“On the issue of the killing of one Dr. Aborode, I don’t know anything about it. Where Dr. Aborode was killed is very far from my village,” he declared.
Abdulkadir, said, “all the allegations against him were concocted by Sunday Igboho with the sole aim of getting the Fulani out of Igangan and other parts of Yoruba land.”
He asserted that “I and my family have been living in Igangan for over 50 years without any challenges from the people or any other places.”
The sarkin Fulani appealed to emirs and other traditional rulers in the 19 Northern states to come to the rescue of the Fulani residents in the South West.
He equally called on the Federal government to probe the burning of his house, vehicles and the killing of seven of his men in Igangan by alleged agents of Sunday Igboho.
It recalls that the Sarkin Fulani of Igangan was recently sent packing from Igangan by Sunday Igboho over the alleged kidnapping of some indigenes and other criminal acts levelled against him and his people.