Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) says it is the constitutional right of herdsmen who are Nigerians to leave anywhere in the country without harassment by anybody or group.
Falana said this on Wednesday during a BBC programme.
He said Sunday Igboho does not have the right to issue an eviction notice to herders in Oyo state.
Igboho had in January 16 issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Fulani community in Ibarapa local government area of the state, alleging that the Fulanis were responsible for killings and kidnapping in the area.
“A private citizen cannot wake up and say anybody should leave the community. You must embrace the rule of law. Nobody can do that, not even the government because section 43 of the constitution says every citizen shall have the right to own and acquire properties in any parts of the country,” Falana said.
He said anybody who is affected by such illegal quit notices should go to court to stop whoever is issuing the notices. “With profound respect under our laws, even a squatter cannot be ejected,” he said.