‘I’m not at war with Buhari’ – Sunday Igboho says in New Year message
Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho says he is not at loggerheads with President Muhammadu, the six governors in the South-West or any other government official.
However, Sunday Igboho, who is currently detained in Benin Republic, expressed dismay that the government has still not addressed the security challenges in the South-West which bred his agitation.
The Yoruba Nation agitator stated this in his New Year message titled, ‘Sunday Igboho’s New Year message for 2022’ signed on his behalf by one of his lawyers, Pelumi Olajengbesi.
“Let it be abundantly clear that I am not at war with President Buhari, the Governors or anybody in government.
“What I want the government to do is to address the genesis of my agitation for a Yoruba Nation.
“The genesis is the insecurity in Ibarapaland and other places in the entire Yorubaland where farmers were maimed, hacked to death, kidnapped and raped as if there are no security agents in the country. Everybody deserves to be protected and feel safe in their country regardless of their tribe, religion or political leanings.
“At some points our people became helpless and they can no longer go to their farmlands again. Scores of farmers were butchered to death in 2021 and the government pretends that all is okay. No, this must not continue and this was why I rose to stop the menace. I didn’t speak up to fight government, I spoke to ensure protection for our people.
“My message is that in 2022, the government should rise up and put an end to the havoc caused by herdsmen that are criminals and give everyone a sense of belonging – whether foreign or locals — and stop the attack of our people in Yorubaland.
“I am not selfish about myself, I am more concerned about helpless citizens who buried their loved ones to aimless killings in 2021 and I pray the Almighty God would stop the killings of innocent people in Nigeria,” Sunday Igboho’s message read.