Popular human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has expressed that Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho has no right to issue quit notice to Fulani herdsmen in Oyo State.
Recall that Igboho issued quit notice to Fulani herders in the Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State, accusing them of perpetrating crimes ranging from kidnappings, killings, rape to invasion of farmlands with their cattle.
Reacting to this development, Falana advised the affected herders to seek redress in court.
He said, “Anybody who is affected by such illegal quit notices would have to go to court to stop whoever is issuing the notices. That is the law but don’t let us resort to violence; it is unnecessary.”
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Falana made this known while speaking on a BBC program on Wednesday.
He argued that some of the evicted herders had lived in Ibarapaland for many years and have the constitutional rights to do so.
Falana warned against generalization, saying criminal elements must be arrested and prosecuted without an entire ethnic group being labeled as criminal.