Sunday Igboho has told Peoples Gazette that he was in no hurry to blame any person or group for the arson that burnt down his property in Ibadan on Tuesday morning.
Sunday Igboho, whose real name is Sunday Adeyemo, said he would allow authorities to investigate the incident and praised God that there were no casualties or fatalities.
“I can’t blame anybody for the attack right now, not even Fulani people,” he said by telephone hours after the attack. “We have to thank God that no one was killed, that’s much more important.”
A property belonging to Sunday Igboho was set ablaze Tuesday morning in the Soka neighborhood of Ibadan.
He was at the center of a controversial order to Fulani herdsmen to vacate large tracts of land in Oyo State. His action was condemned by President Muhammadu Buhari, who instructed police to use lethal force against him and his supporters if necessary.
It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, which could potentially escalate ongoing tensions over Fulani herdsmen in southern Nigeria.
A police spokesman in Oyo said he was not aware of the firing.