Inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered the arrest of Sunday Igboho over the quit notice he issued to herdsmen.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu in an interview with BBC Hausa on Friday confirmed the arrest of the youth leader.
Shehu reportedly said the IGP informed him of his directive to Ngozi Onadeko, the Oyo commissioner of police, to arrest Igboho and transfer him to Abuja.
He had blamed herders and Fulanis, including Saliu Kadri, the Seriki Fulani, of being behind the rising insecurity in the area.
The quit notice generated tension in parts of the state, prompting Seyi Makinde, the governor, to ask the IGP to arrest those fomenting trouble under the guise of protecting the interest of Yoruba people.