Buhari Vows To Fish Out Troublemakers, As FG Moves To Extradite Igboho
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that more efforts would be made to fish out those troubling the peace of the nation and citizens.
He gave the assurance hours after the arrest of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho.
The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) arrested Igboho in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Buhari, who did not make direct reference to Igboho’s arrest, gave the assurance at his residence in Daura, Katsina State, after the Eid-el-Kabir prayers.
The president had earlier threatened to address criminals and secessionist agitators “In the language they understand”.
Leader of the secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was arrested a few days after the president’s stern statement.
In a statement issued by his media aide, Garba Shehu, Buhari was quoted as mandating security outfits to be more relentless in maintaining peace in the country and ensure a more harmonious relationship with communities so that they can glean intelligence.
Buhari’s comments came as the federal government began moves to perfect the process of extraditing Igboho who was intercepted along with his German wife, Ropo, on their way to Germany.
The Department of State Services had declared Igboho wanted after its operatives raided the Soka residence of the Yoruba Nation agitator.
During the raid, the DSS said it recovered ammunition, charms and arrested 13 people while two others were allegedly killed.
A suit by 12 associates of Igboho, which was reported to have been fixed for hearing at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday did not come up as the courts observed the eid holiday.
The fundamental rights enforcement suit was filed following the continued detention of the 12 after their arrest by the DSS.