Malami, Buratai behind Sunday Igboho’s detention in Cotonou -Yoruba Nation agitators


Yoruba Nation agitators under the aegis of Yoruba Koya Liberation Movement have blamed the Minister of Justice and Antoney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami; and a former Chief of Army Staff and Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic, Tukur Buratai, for the detention of Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho in Cotonou.
Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba rights activist, was on Monday, returned to prison with fresh charges levelled against him.
The Yoruba Self-Determination Group also told the president, President Major General Muhammad Buhari (retd), and other officers of the Nigerian Government to “desist from oppressing humanity or face a disastrous end”.

In a statement signed by Yoruba Koya Director of Media and Communications, Oluwafemi Oluwajuyitan, the agitators urged Buhari and other Nigerian leaders “putting political pressure on Benin Republic to jail Ighoho to remember that nothing lasts forever”.

The statement further read, “Events unfolding in recent times has made it imperative to remind those who currently wield power to tread softly and remember that everything with a start will surely have an end.

“Recent events only remind one that in the face of suppression of truth and oppression of the masses, the oppressors have always consistently lost at the end

“One cannot help but remember the brutish rule and reign of the dark-goggled General Abacha and how he ruled with an iron fist. We remember how individuals who stood for the truth and the declaration of the June 12 election were hounded by state-sponsored hitmen. We remember how the dictator ended in ignominy.

More so, the present administration, being a democratically elected government, has surpassed previous military juntas in the bare-knuckled use of brute force to silence every voice of dissent.

“More worrisome is the rate of nepotism and a barely veiled attempt to lord an ethnic group over others. The dual law being applied by the state is also a cause for concern as Bandits, terrorists, and kidnappers in certain parts of the country are treated to sumptuous dinners with state actors while agitators for self-determination of their people are hounded and treated as common criminals.

“The Gestapo invasion of Chief Sunday Igboho’s house, the killing and abduction of his associates and his eventual arrests in Benin Republic at the request of this government are testaments of this government’s effort at ensuring that their lawlessness remains unchecked.

“We, as a Yoruba self-determination group, sees it’s time that this government and its actors of impunity are reminded that nothing lasts forever. Nigerians are in the countdown to the end of this administration even as calls are made to the International Criminal Court to keep the dossier of reports sent to them as they will become useful in no distant future,” the statement added.

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