By Babajide Okeowo
Yoruba Nation campaigner, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho in a New Year message has revealed that he is not at war with the President Muhammadu Buhari, the six governors in the Southwest zone or any government official.
Igboho, in his 2022 New Year message, said everyone living in the country deserves to be protected regardless of their tribe, religion or political leanings.
The New Year message was signed by one of the activist’s lawyers in Nigeria, Pelumi Olajengbesi, on behalf of his client. It was titled, ‘Sunday Igboho’s New Year message for 2022’.
It reads: “Let it be abundantly clear that I am not at war with President Buhari, the governors or anybody in government. What I want the government to do is to address the genesis of my agitation for a Yoruba Nation” he wrote.
He stressed that it was saddening that the Buhari regime has not addressed the security challenges in the Southwest Zone, which he said was the genesis of his agitation for Yoruba Nation.
“The genesis is the insecurity in Ibarapaland and other places in the entire Yorubaland where farmers were maimed, hacked to death, kidnapped and raped as if there are no security agents in the country.
“Everybody deserves to be protected and feel safe in their country regardless of their tribe, religion or political leanings.
“At some point, our people became helpless and they can no longer go to their farmlands again. Scores of farmers were butchered to death in 2021 and the government pretends that all is okay.
“No, this must not continue, and this was why I rose to stop the menace. I didn’t speak up to fight government; I spoke to ensure protection for our people.
“My message is that in 2022, the government should rise up and put an end to the havoc caused by herdsmen that are criminals and give everyone a sense of belonging – whether foreign or locals — and stop the attacks on our people in Yorubaland.
“I am not selfish about myself; I am more concerned about helpless citizens who buried their loved ones to aimless killings in 2021 and I pray the Almighty God would stop the killings of innocent people in Nigeria.”