Former Oyo Governor Senator Rashidi Ladoja on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to give self- acclaimed Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho and leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu amnesty.
He warned that more Igboho and Kanu will rise up if the government fails to handle the situation carefully.
The former governor mentioned to the journalists in his Bodija residence on Tuesday, the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland lamented the failure of successive governments to address challenges facing the nation led to the emergence of the agitators.
According to him, the government should not treat the agitators as criminals but should offer them amnesty as they have done to repentant Boko Haram members in Borno State.
He said: “Federal government has declared amnesty for Boko Haram, they should also declare 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.
“Boko Haram members were arrested a year ago by the government and have been released to the Borno State government.
“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.”