….says His Excesses Musr be Curbed
The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) B-Zone has expressed shock and total displeasure at the news of unrest being led by Yoruba cultural activist, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho.
This was contained in a press release signed by the Association’s Amir/Zonal Coordinator, Qaasim B. Odedeji and sighted by newsmen earlier today in Ibadan.
The statement reads in part, “The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) B-Zone received with shock, the news that one Sunday Adeyemo Igboho led a group of ‘freedom fighters’ to burn down legitimate buildings of some non-indigenes in Igangan community within Ibarapa North Local Government (a suburb in Oyo state) issuing ultimatum for them to relocate over unsubstantiated claims of kidnappings, murder and other violent acts being perpetuated. This action was purportedly taken on behalf of the entire Yoruba race at the instance of some traditional rulers with a view to ensuring the security of lives and properties of the Yorubas occupying the south western part of the country.
MSSN B-Zone states that this is simply an act of Iinsurgence, a direct confrontation against the continuous existence of the Nigerian state, a criminal act of arson and a state of lawlessness which should not be condoned but condemned in its totality.
The MSSN B-Zone also states unequivocally that this condemnable act does not represent the interest of the Yoruba people. The excesses of Sunday Adeyemo Igboho and his fellow must be curbed outrightly. No single group has monopoly of violence and as such, eradicating a whole clan from a community should never be seen as a lasting solution to farm invasion, kidnap and murder as experienced in Igangan.”
The association, however, praised Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde for condemning Sunday Igboho’s actions and called on all Yoruba leaders to prevail on Youths within the region to eschew violence
The body which covers the seventeen states of Southern Nigeria further appealed to everyone concerned and affected one way or the other to be calm and avoid any retaliation whatsoever adding that the Nigerian Government at all levels should do all in its power to tackle with all sense of responsibility and put an end to the issue of farm invasion, kidnapping, murder and all other atrocities as experienced in Igangan community and the nation at large.