I am Concerned About the Safety of the Yoruba Race Not Mine — Sunday Igboho

Popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, known as Sunday Igboho, has said that he does not care about his safely because the plight of the Yoruba people should be paramount than personal interests.

He said despite his family concerns about him and his life, he will continue to chart good course for the Yoruba land against killer herdsmen.

The popular activist spoke during an interview with journalists in Ibadan on Saturday in response to the controversies trailing his resolve to end the violence of the killer herders in the South-West and the possible danger in it.

Recall that following the eviction of the Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Saliu Abubakar, there were criticisms against him which got to the peak with the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, ordering his arrest.

However, despite the implications of his actions, he said, “I am not afraid of anything or anyone but God. God is the owner and controller of every soul. It is only God who can kill me. No human being can kill me, so I cannot be afraid of any mortal.

“My children challenged and persuaded me to quit the struggle every day. They wave the caution sign to me every time. My wife is also very worried about the cause that I fight but I have to do this for the liberation of my people, anyway. But I am equally worried for my people who are being dehumanised and oppressed in their own territory for no just reason.

He urged the Yoruba people to be united and stop playing politics with their destiny, saying, “We deserve to be united, so I preach unity of purpose among the Yoruba people. Our royal fathers, politicians, the youth and the elders should speak with one voice.

Igboho, who denied the allegation that he was responsible for the destruction and burning of Seriki’s properties in Igangan, lamented that Ibarapa and Oke Ogun communities are currently living in fear as they were being harassed and attacked by one Isikilu Wakili, a Fulani herder in Ayete community.

Denying the allegation that he was invited to Ogun State by the governor, he said, “No; it was not on the invitation of the governor. We are Yoruba people in our own right, we can fight for freedom. Our fathers and brothers were killed by herders while our people die in silence. Our mothers and sisters are raped, farmlands are vandalised and crops are eaten up by their cattle. They kidnap and take big ransom. Just as the case in Igangan, our people in Ogun could not bear it any longer, so they called for help. That was what happened.”

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