- A Yoruba group named Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has called on the FG to clampdown on secession agitators before it is too late
- The group which staged a protest in Ekiti state on Thursday, May 6, specifically condemned the activities of Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu
- Adeshina Animashaun, the group's coordinator, urged Yoruba people not to support Sunday Igboho's secession agenda
A Yoruba organisation, Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF), has strongly rejected the secessionist agitation being championed by Sunday Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho.
Sunday Igboho has been in the news recently following his call for the secession of the Yoruba nation from Nigeria.
The group also lampooned the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, for allegedly spearheading arson attacks and killings under the guise of secession in the southeast.
YAF urged the southwest to resist the IPOB and their agents from brainwashing and infiltrating their ranks.
Speaking during the protest, the leader of the group, Adeshina Animashaun, urged the federal government to order the Department of State Services, military, and the police to clamp down on the secession agitators in the southwest before the situation escalates, The Nation also reported.
“The federal government, police, and men of the Nigerian army and other security agencies should take urgent steps to stop the Yoruba independence agitators and freedom fighters before they set the entire country ablaze”.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated this during an interview on Channels Television on Friday, March 26.
The presidential spokesman described the secession agitators as “charlatans” sponsored to bully the president thinking he will cower or panic.
The former president described calls for Nigeria's break up as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country, a statement sent on Wednesday, May 5, to Legit.ng by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, indicates.
He expressed worry over what would become of the minority groups if the major tribes such as Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo decided to secede and begin to operate as separate countries.
Source: Legit Nigeria