BBC Hausa quoted Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, as confirming the arrest order during its programme on Friday.
Shehu reportedly stated that the IGP informed him of his directive to the Oyo State Police Commissioner, Ngozi Onadeko, to arrest Igboho and transfer him to Abuja.
Recall that Igboho had asked herdsmen in Igangan in Ibarapa north local government area of Oyo to leave within seven days following reports of the killing of some Oyo citizens.
The quit notice generated tension in parts of the state.
This development led Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, to ask the IGP to arrest those fomenting trouble under the guise of protecting the interest of Yoruba people.x