Yoruba Nation Agitators To Protest Against Sunday Igboho’s Arrest In Ibadan
Yoruba Nation agitators will stage a protest in Ibadan, Oyo State by 12pm today, Wednesday, to demand the release of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, who was arrested by security operatives and detained in Benin Republic.
Igboho was arrested on Monday night while he tried to catch a flight to Germany with his wife.
His spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, disclosed this in a notice on Facebook on Wednesday, July 21, saying;
Emergency, emergency, emergency, emergency, please we beg all agitators to converge at Chief Sunday Igboho’s house for a peaceful demonstration to show the world the kind of person he is as one of the conditions given for his release, please let’s all be at his house in Soka, Ibadan before 12 o clock today. Thanks and God bless. Yoruba nation now now now!
Recall that Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic around 8pm on Monday. They were subsequently detained in separate cells.
Nigerian government has since been pushing for their extradition to Abuja but many individuals and groups have kicked against this move.
Igboho rose to prominence in January 2021 after he issued an ultimatum to ‘killer herders’ in parts of Ibarapaland.
He had been declared wanted on July 1, 2021 after Department of State Services raided his Soka residence in Ibadan, arrested 12 of his aides and killed two others.