Sunday Adeyemo, a youth leader better known as Sunday Igboho, said Yoruba is no longer part of Nigeria.
Igboho made the statement while speaking in Ibadan on Wednesday. In a video of the event that went viral, Igboho said all borders would be opened, lamenting that the main institutions in the southwest are headed by people of Fulani descent.
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The youth leader came to prominence after he issued an eviction notice to cattle ranchers in the Ibarape area of Oyo State. He also forced Seriki Saliu Abdulkadri, the leader of Fulani in Igangan, to leave the city and move north.
“We no longer have peace in our home. We have a good country, but our leaders are bad. We don’t want them again, “he said.
“After this discussion, we will hold a meeting and open our borders so that rice, food and other things can enter easily. That’s enough. All our borders that the Nigerian government has closed, we are telling them that we are no longer under them, we will go and open the borders.
“We are ready for anything they want to do to us. I speak on behalf of the Yoruba people. “
The youth leader said the Yoruba are now united and supported by traditional rulers. He also dared any traditional ruler who is against his people to state it publicly.
“Some people may say that Yorubas are not united, we are united. “If you want to know how united we are, touch one of us, you will know that all the kings of Yoruba are behind us,” he added.
Igboho also asked the Yoruba in the north to return home and end their “suffering”.