Group on Saturday staged a protest in Ibadan, demanding unconditional release of Yoruba separatist, Sunday Igboho. The protesters, who were mostly youths, carried placards with various inscriptions like “Free Sunday Igboho, “he is not a terrorist”, “Igboho Ni Mi”, “Yoruba Nation now” and many others.
The group accused the federal government of being behind Igboho’s continuous detention, stressing that the case was different in the fight against banditry and terrorism. The protesters, who gathered in front of Igboho’s residence at Soka area, Ibadan later took the protest to Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
This message should go to them as a warning. It’s a solidarity rally but we are also warning the government to free Sunday Igboho. It’s possible that if they don’t listen to us, something else may happen like it did in the east.
“Bandits are killing people in the north and they are being paid handsomely with our commonwealth. The bulk of this money is even made in the southwest. We know the Nigerian government is behind Igboho’s ordeal. They should act before the Yoruba youth will rise up, we are not afraid of war.