Following his visit to Igboho, the Yoruba socio-political organization Afenifere has accused popular Islamic cleric Ahmad Gumi of inciting violence.
Gumi’s visit to Igboho, according to Afenifere, is an absurdity taken too far by Gumi.
Gumi was filmed visiting Igboho, the headquarters of Oorelope Local Government Area in Oyo State, and the organization was reacting to the video.
Gumi was seen standing by the signpost of a school in the Modeke area of Igboho in a video that went viral.
Sunday Adeyemo, aka Igboho, the Yoruba nation’s agitator, was born in Igboho.
“However, the circumstances of their visit to Igboho and what they said while in the town are not only provocative and inciting but also a way of mocking the people of the area and the person of Sunday Adeyemo,” Afenifere said in a statement issued by its spokesman, Jare Ajayi.
Gumi showed some cows grazing near a school compound in the area while in Igboho, saying that it demonstrated that anyone should be free to graze anywhere without being harassed.
“We take issue with Gumi or anyone else from outside Yorubaland coming in and declaring the area as belonging to a specific religion.”