Yoruba Nation agitator, Igboho, preaches against war in Nigeria
By Ibrahim Adeleke
Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho, has preached against war in Nigeria.
Igboho, who said he would continue to agitate for the realisation of a Yoruba Nation, however, called for dialogue in the quest for self-determination, insisting that Yoruba Nation can be achieved without bloodshed.
In a statement he issued on Thursday through his counsel, Yomi Alliyu, Igboho also appealed to his supporters to be calm.
The statement read, “He (Igboho) continues to preach against war seeing what is happening in Ukraine and some parts of Igboland in Nigeria. He implored all, especially his kinsmen at home and in the diaspora, to embrace dialogue in their quest for self-determination without heating up the very fragile situation in Nigeria,” the statement read.
“He believes that their ambition will be achieved without firing a bullet as he used to say at rallies.”
The statement went further to quote him saying that he would not relent in the push for self-determination.
“Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Igboho Oosa thanked all that are supporting him, especially his leaders, Baba Prof Akintoye and Baba Prof. Wale Adeniran and all Nigerians especially his people in Ilana Oodua and Affiliates seeking self-determination.
“He appreciates Chief Dele Momodu being the only Yorubaman of note that came to visit him in Cotonou prison. He remains grateful to the President of the Republic of Benin, President Talon, for releasing him from prison with a view to uniting him with members of his immediate family, albeit only in Cotonou for the time being,” the statement added.
Igboho was on Monday freed from detention by Benin Republic authorities.
He was arrested in Benin Republic after he attempted to move to Germany.
Before escaping to the neighbouring country, the Department of State Services (DSS) declared him wanted over alleged weapons they found when its operatives raided his home in Oyo State in July 2021.