The embattled Yoruba nation freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly usually referred to as Sunday Igboho would possibly have slipped the highway whereas inside the battle to guarantee that the South Western Nigerians are dealt with with fairness and equity, leading to his current predicament, a bit of Nigerians suggests.
Igboho’s battle which led to his current ordeal began when he gave an ultimatum to the Fulani herdsmen in Oyo State and one other elements of the space to vacate the forests.
Recall that Sunday Igboho, on January 16, issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Fulani neighborhood in Igangan, Ibarapa North Native Authorities House of Oyo state, over allegations that they have been accountable for the rising insecurity and kidnapping inside the area.
Igboho made the declaration when he led some youths to the Sarkin Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, to register their displeasure over the killings inside the axis.
The movement stimulated controversies all through the nation as quite a bit violence erupted, leading to the lack of life of scores of residents.
Subsequently, the secessionist declared the Oduduwa Republic as a sovereign nation for the Southwestern space over the alleged marginalization of the Yoruba people occupying Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Lagos and totally different states.
Igboho had effectively carried out peaceful rallies in lots of the states along with Lagos as a movement for the actualization of the Oduduwa Republic. The agitators staged a mega rally in Lagos State on July 3 no matter opposition from the federal authorities and the protection corporations.
RexGists recollects that the Division of State Security Corporations, DSS on July 1, invaded Igboho’s residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, gunned down a couple of of his allies and took totally different activists into detention. He was declared wished by the important thing police.
The midnight raid adopted allegations that the activist was in possession of firearms. DSS spokesman, Peter Afunaya whereas confirming the operation said the protection firm recovered illegal arms, along with seven AK-47 rifles and 1000’s of ammunition from Igboho’s dwelling.
“On technique to the residence, the workers received right here beneath heavy gun assault by 9 males, suspected to be Igboho’s guards. Six of them have been armed with AK-47 weapons and three others with pump-action rifles.
The DSS accused Igboho and his group campaigning for self-determination, of being “well-armed and determined to undermine public order. The arrests and seizures are, little query, a affirmation of a grand plan by Igboho and his cohorts to wage a violent rebel in direction of the Nigerian state”.
RexGists moreover recollects that the Oduduwa pioneer was recently caught in a video the place he was seen talking to some neighborhood leaders and totally different stakeholders inside the space to purchase weapons for his or her youths.
In response to him, “Those who don’t have weapons, contribute money and buy weapons for them. I am saying it. Chances are you’ll video me. Within the occasion that they don’t know the place to buy weapons, I am going to help them to buy them. Buy weapons for them.
“No authorities can say nobody should carry weapons this time. If they’re caught with the weapons, they should inform them (the authorities) that I, Igboho gave the weapons to them. This video, put up it that ‘Igboho bought weapons for us’.
“They should not steal. The weapons we bought are to protect ourselves. And we’re going to fortify them with charms”.
Following the developments, the activist was on Monday, July 19 nabbed alongside his partner by the Worldwide Authorized Police Organisation at an airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Igboho who’s presently inside the custody of security officers in Cotonou was arraigned for a listening to on extradition to Nigeria on the Courtroom De’appal De Cotonou on Thursday.
The listening to was, however, adjourned to Monday, July 26. His partner was launched by the authority.
Some concerned Nigerians who spoke with DAILY POST on the problem blamed the activist for “going too far” by allegedly shopping for weapons whereas agitating for the Yoruba nation.
A social media influencer, Mr Adewale Adegoke knowledgeable DAILY POST correspondent that the activist would possibly not have been hunted if he had continued alongside along with his peaceful agitation with out aggression or violence.
“This man would have merely continued to benefit from his money and the respect being accorded him by most individuals. All was correctly until he started talking about weapons and killings.
“In any case, all people has the suitable to agitate for separation, nevertheless in a civil society like Nigeria, that will solely be achieved with out weapons”, he added.
A current affairs analyst, Mrs Ojonya Sylvester who spoke to RexGists from Makurdi, well-known that Igboho should have learnt from the self-acclaimed chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu who can be presently inside the custody of DSS after been rearrested in an undisclosed nation.
He said, “Igboho should have adopted the steps of totally different agitators like Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu has in no way publicly said one thing about shopping for weapons for killing anybody regardless that everybody is aware of that such exists.
“You don’t have to utilize strain whereas making an attempt to attract the attention of worldwide communities in route of your agitation. I really feel that is the place he acquired it incorrect. You don’t depend on a authorities whether or not or not good or unhealthy to fold its arms and allow such to occur. No. You don’t do agitation by strain”.
Within the meantime, a civil servant inside the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, who pleaded to not be talked about, said Igboho’s actions have been birthed by the have an effect on of unhealthy governance.
He said, “If Nigeria is working and all folks is being dealt with equally, no person could be agitating for separation. It is accrued provocation that is leading to all the agitations proper right here and there.
“If the Federal Authorities is angered by the actions of the agitators, they should restore the nation, tacked the protection challenges, make the monetary system work as soon as extra.
“Chances are you’ll’t stop the agitation by merely arresting all people when there could also be hardship inside the land. Type out the set off first”.