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‘Expect Good News Soon’ – Yoruba Nation Agitators Speak On Sunday Igboho’s Release

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Yoruba Nation agitators have asked supporters of Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Sunday Igboho to expect “good news soon” about the release of the activist.

The spokesperson for the group, Maxwell Adeleye, in an interview with The PUNCH on Monday, explained that Igboho was not abandoned.

He also asked Yoruba people to be confident and prayerful, saying that a favourable outcome should be expected.

When asked about an update on Igboho, who is being detained in Benin Republic, he said, “Expect good news soon. Yes, expect good news very soon.”

Meanwhile, the agitators and other self-determination groups have listed six demands as President Muhammadu Buhari attends the United Nations General Assembly.

The agitators have concluded plans to hold a massive protest at the UN headquarters in New York on September 24 as Buhari addresses the General Assembly.

However, in a statement by Adeleye, the groups listed six demands that must be met by the Nigerian government.

The demands are; the abolition of the 1999 Constitution and the suspension of further elections (Particularly the 2023 elections), conduct a referendum, end to Fulani Genocide, end to Oligarchy, and declaration of Miyyeti Allah as a terrorist organisation among others.

Rather than listen to the yearnings and aspirations of our people, the Buhari-led Government has consistently waged war against people who attempt to checkmate the menace of Miyyetii Allah in the name of grazing of cows,” the statement quoted NINAS chairman, Banji Akintoye, as saying.

Our appeal to the Government, therefore, is to address the issues raised in the December 16, 2020 Constitution Force Majure declared by NINAS. This appeal is necessary so that Indigenous Nationalities in NINAS Territories can peacefully negotiate for what they want without further delay.

“Our demand remains conduct of a referendum so that the Indigenous people of the South and Middle-Belt of Nigeria can lawfully and legally decide on their nationhood and sovereignty. We demand the immediate abolition of the imposed 1999 Constitution.

“We demand an end to the genocide being perpetrated by Miyyetii Allah against our people. Miyyetii Allah is a Terrorist group and it should be declared such by the United Nations. The invasion of our land in the name of grazing is enough. What is happening in our Territories today is State-sponsored Terrorism and Land grab, not cow grazing.”

He stated that the agitators will resume protest on 24th September, Opposite the United Nations Headquarters to tell “President Muhammad Buhari to his face that his Miyyetii Allah people are the enemy number one of the people of South and Middle-Belt of Nigeria, and they are the authentic Terrorists.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.