Igboho: Yoruba In Diaspora Group Lambasts Nigerian Government, Backs Agitation For Yoruba Nation

A gaggle of Yoruba indigenes within the diaspora, Yoruba Global Council, has condemned the assault launched by the Department of State Services (DSS) on the residence of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho on Thursday morning.

In a press release issued by the group’s spokesman, Lere Amusan on Friday, the group described the assault as ‘a provocative, barbaric and deliberate act to suppress the rising agitation for a Yoruba nation’.

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The group mentioned the revelation by the DSS that it organised the assault and the desperation at which it was carried out, might have resulted within the loss of life of Igboho if he was discovered in the course of the operation.

Stating that the rationale given for the assault by the DSS was not convincing sufficient, YGC mentioned, “It is baffling that herders who are known to be custodians of illegal arms even with Miyetti Allah, its leadership known to the government, are not accused of stockpiling arms, rather it is the peaceful Igboho government considers too dangerous and deserves such unwarranted, violent sting operation where lives were lost.”

The group alleged that it is obvious, by the attack that the primary mission of government, in tandem with some ‘greedy’ politicians in the South-West is to suppress the growing agitation for the sovereignty of the Yoruba state in Nigeria. 

YGC expressed concern over the shrinking civic space, lingering social injustice, and dwindling democratic values in Nigeria.

“The assault on Igboho the place lives had been misplaced and lots of arrested, has uncovered the truth that Nigeria is miles away from acceptable democratic norms. There may very well be dare penalties of the assault on the delicate peace within the nation,” it mentioned. 

The group reaffirmed its assist for the agitation for the Yoruba nation, noting that Igboho shouldn’t be seen as a menace by any system that’s truthful, honest, progressive, and democratic.

It additionally warned that if such provocative assaults proceed unchecked, the South-West might grow to be one other subject for violence like it’s being witnessed in another components of the nation, including that the world has grow to be so civilised, that it’s unnecessary to spill blood earlier than agitating nations are granted sovereignty.

Describing the instances as very difficult for the race, the group charged all Yoruba ‘little kids to return collectively at this important time, to show clear unity that can ship the last word sign,’ that securing Yoruba nation’s sovereignty is just not negotiable.”

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Igboho: Yoruba In Diaspora Group Lambasts Nigerian Government, Backs Agitation For Yoruba Nation

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