The president of Nigeria has assured Nigerians that more efforts will be made to weed out those who disturb the peace of the nation and its citizens.
He made the assurance following Sunday Adeyemo’s arrest, aka Sunday Igboho, an agitator of the Yoruba Nation.
Igboho was taken into custody in Cotonou, Benin Republic, by the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol).
Igboho, whose arrest Buhari did not mention directly, gave his assurance at his residence in Daura, Katsina State, following Eid al-Kabir prayers.
Earlier, the president had threatened to address criminals and secessionist agitators “in their own language”.
Several days after the president’s stern statement, the leader of the secessionist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was arrested.
According to his media aide, Garba Shehu, Buhari ordered security agencies to be more tenacious in maintaining peace in Nigeria and to foster better relationships with communities in order to glean intelligence.
President Buhari made the comments just as government officials began working on ways to extradite Igboho and his wife, Ropo, who were intercepted en route to Germany.
Igboho had been declared wanted by the Department of State Services after its agents raided the Soka residence of the Yoruba Nation agitator.
According to the DSS, it recovered ammunition, charms, and arrested 13 people, while two others were allegedly killed.
As a result of the Eid holiday, a suit filed by 12 associates of Igboho, which had been scheduled for hearing at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, did not come up.
Despite their arrest by the DSS, the 12 remained in custody for several months after their fundamental rights were violated.