Yoruba Group blasts Igboho, others over call for secession
A group, the Yoruba Appraisal Forum has lamblasted any group or set of people calling for the secession of the Southwest region from Nigeria, describing such plan as evil.
National Coordinator of the Group,Mr Adeshina Animashaun stated this while speaking with newsmen in Akure condemned in strong terms, the senseless violence by the outlawed indigenous people of Biafra in the Southeast, describing their move as a means of destabilising the nation for their selfish interest.
He decried the worsening insecurity in the Southeast region of the country, noted that some unscrupulous elements were now making attempts to smuggle same level of violence into Yoruba land.
Animashaun stressed that the masterminds of this devilish plan were bent on throwing the nation into total chaos to hasten the collapse of the government at both state and federal levels.
He urged government and security agencies to take appropriate actions against “these individuals” to nip their evil plans in the bud.
The group also enjoined the south west governors to ensure the deployment of adequate number of security agents thoughtout the region and Yoruba land to forestall plans by any groups of persons or individuals to instigate violence and cause chaos and destruction of the area.
Animashaun equally maintained the group stand rejecting calls by a group led by self styled Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Igboho and others that the Southwest region should secede from Nigeria.
“Information at our disposal have indicated that the masterminds of this devilish plan are bent on throwin g Nigeria into total chaos to hasten the collapse of governments at
both the state and federal levels to enable them to execute their evil plans for the helpless Nigerian people.
“They are planning to take advantage of the current worsening security situation in the country to wreak further havoc throughout the country.
“Yoruba Appraisal Forum also wants to seize the opportunity of this sensitisation motorcade to warn Southwest youths against knowingly and unknowingly aiding terrorism by certain groups and individuals acting under the guise of agitating for an independent Yoruba nation.
“Yoruba youths should be cautious and vigilant to avoid unknowingly aiding or participating in terrorist activities under unpatriotic groups and individuals claiming to be fighting for an independent Yoruba nation.
” For your information, partaking in such nefarious activities, willingly or unwillingly, could have serious consequences for you.
“This warning became imperative because of the alarm raised by some individuals that terrorists might have surrounded the entire Southwest geo-political zone and Yorubaland with the aim of wrecking the economy of this area.
“But we want to advise government and security agencies to thoroughly examine such claim to ascertain that they are not indirectly hinting the rest of us on what the group has in the offing.
“Especially when we consider their past utterances and antecedents in support of the secession of Yorubaland from the rest of Nigeria,” he said.