Yoruba Nation agitators on Saturday stormed the streets of Liverpool, the United Kingdom to proceed their demand for a separate nation.
The protest was held a number of days forward of 1,000,000 man match scheduled to carry on Tuesday through the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly on the United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States.
The agitators additionally demanded the discharge of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, who has been detained in Benin Republic since his arrest on July 19.
The protesters displayed varied placards on which had been written, “Self-determination is our right, not a crime, save us from Boko Haram”, “Stop the systematic genocide in Yorubaland”, “No Yoruba territory, no election in Nigeria 2023,” amongst different inscriptions.
The protest was held alongside one other by some members of the UK Labour Party and others in an try and cease a controversial digital arms truthful from happening.
The former Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn was additionally in attendance.
One of the get together leaders mentioned, “I used to be born in Nigeria, it’s a nation which was fashioned by British imperialism after the slave commerce, and immediately, we proceed to endure over there on the mistaken palms of arms bought from this a part of the world and we’ve got some campaigners right here who’ve banners saying, ‘Boko Haram are terrorists, not bandits’, ‘Buhari must go’, ’Nigeria is bleeding’.
SaharaReporters learnt on Monday that the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) vowed to go forward with its deliberate a million march in entrance of the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Separatist teams within the nation underneath NINAS had earlier introduced that they’d maintain a a million march to reiterate the demand for a referendum on self-determination and abolition of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria.
NINAS is an umbrella physique of self-determination actions within the South-South, South-East, Middle Belt, and South-West (Ilana Omo Oodua).
The protest might be led by famend Yoruba historian, Prof Banji Akintoye; a revered scholar, Yusuf Turaki; Secretary-General of NINAS, Tony Nnadi; pioneer Commissioner for Education in Osun State and National Chairman of Ilana Omo Oodua, Wale Adeniran, amongst others.
It was learnt that Nigerians within the diaspora from the South-East, South-South, South-West, and Middle Belt’s clans, residing within the United States of America, are being mobilised to face up for his or her indigenous nationalities.
Akintoye, throughout a current interview mentioned, “We need to present the world our plight in order that we will see options. We can’t maintain quiet. The mega rallies held within the South-West had been a hit, and it’s not sufficient, however we’d like the world to know our present plight.
“The Federal Government has tried to clamp down on our rallies, and a few of the peaceable protesters had been attacked, and a few had been arrested. We determined the rally that we’ve held at dwelling just isn’t sufficient, we have to go worldwide.
“This rally is coming at a time the UN General Assembly goes to be assembly in New York. This rally will assist in solidifying self-determination agitation.
“The rally goes to be an inclusive one, we’ve completed the required… We’ve fashioned an alliance — NINAS — and we’ve agreed on the rally. We’ll have Yorubas, Igbos, Middle Belt, different areas might be on the rally.”