A Pan-Yoruba organisation, Yoruba Appraisal Discussion board (YAF), has rejected the calls by a bunch led by Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho, that Yorubaland ought to secede from Nigeria, describing it as treasonable and unpatriotic.
The group additionally tackled the chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biarfra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, for allegedly spearheading arson assaults and killings below the guise of secession within the Southeast, advising that Yoruba ought to resist the IPOB from brainwashing and infiltrating their ranks.
Talking at a rally held in Ado Ekiti on Thursday to sentence the agitators, the group’s Nationwide Coordinator, Adeshina Animashaun, regretted the spate of violence within the southwest and southeast in current instances resulting in lack of lives and property.
The rally, comprising okada riders, completely different youth teams and driver unions, moved from the Fajuyi Park and danced spherical Ado Ekiti, the capital metropolis.
In addition they despatched letters of protest to Governor Kayode Fayemi, the Ekiti State Council of Conventional Rulers and safety businesses.
They flaunted placards with the inscriptions: ‘One Nigeria is Paramount’, ‘Stand Collectively and Love One One other’, ‘There may be No Method We are able to Survive as a Nation And in The World With out Unity’, ‘Individually We’re One Drop, Collectively we’re An Ocean’, amongst others.
“On our half as YAF members, we wish to warn sternly that we received’t permit any group or particular person to show the Southwest right into a theatre of warfare. Our Yoruba brothers concerned on this evil enterprise or plot to destabilise the Yoruba race ought to retrace their steps to keep away from dire penalties.
“We recorded enormous losses within the southwest throughout the Finish SARS protest by way of burnt property price trillions of naira, to not speak of precious human lives destroyed as a result of violence that adopted the Finish SARS.
“The federal authorities, police and males of the Nigerian military and different safety businesses ought to take pressing steps to cease the Yoruba independence agitators and freedom fighters earlier than they set the whole nation ablaze”, Animashaun stated.
Animashaun urged the federal authorities to show its political will by propelling the Division of State Providers, navy and the police to activate their equipment towards these components within the southwest earlier than the state of affairs escalates.
He stated if actions should not taken swiftly to checkmate the rising violent tendencies of the agitators, the southwest will probably be immersed into unprecedented cataclysm.
Animashaun added that; “These agitators had been being emboldened by the current spate of assaults on safety infrastructure and personnel within the Southeast, particularly the assaults on police stations and killings of harmless policemen.
“It is extremely clear that the masterminds of those violence are bent on throwing Nigeria into chaos to place governments at each state and federal ranges into violence to allow them execute their respective evil plans for Nigeria.
“We learnt that these components have begun to mobilise their members within the southwest for the subsequent part of their so-called agitation for Yoruba independence and self willpower by participating in additional violent protests and bloody confrontations with the federal government.
“However ought to they refuse to take our modest recommendation to desist from their devilish plans and unpatriotic actions in Yorubaland, they need to be ready to face dire penalties as we might now not fold our arms and permit them destroy our peace, economic system and social wellbeing”, the YAF boss said.
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