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New Year Message: I’m not at war with Buhari — Sunday Igboho

Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho has on Friday in a New Year message said he is not at war with President Muhammadu Buhari or anybody in government.

Sunday Igboho in the New Year message signed by one of his lawyers in Nigeria, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said insecurity in the South West pushed him to advocate for secession.

The statement titled ‘Sunday Igboho’s New Year message for 2022’ reads; “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.

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“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.”

NewsWireNGR recalls Sunday Igboho was arrested and detained in a prison at Cotonou, Benin Republic while trying to flee the continent for Germany.

He had earlier in the week claimed that claimed legal route cannot set him free from the Benin Republic prison where he’s been detained.

The Yoruba nation agitator has spent over 161 days in detention with no probable date of getting freedom.

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