A Yoruba group, the Agbekoya Farmers Society, have demanded the unconditional release of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
Naija News reports that Sunday Igboho is currently in the custody of the authorities of Benin Republic following his arrest while trying to escape to Germany through the country.
The Yoruba Nation agitator has since been slammed with several offences by the Nigerian government which include alleged arms smuggling and alleged terrorism.
In a statement on Thursday by its spokesman, Olatunji Bandele, Agbekoya stated it embarked on a protest in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital to ask the federal government to drop all charges levelled against Igboho.
The group stated it is unfair for the government to accuse Sunday Igboho of arms smuggling and terrorism, saying that he is an activist fighting for the good of the Yoruba people.
In the statement, the farmers also advised the government to ensure that all killer herdsmen in the country are arrested and prosecuted.
They also asked the Muhammadu Buhari government to set up a joint task force to tackle the activities of killer herdsmen and bandits in the South West region.
“We ask for the establishment of a joint task force, comprising soldiers, policemen, state security service and self-determination groups like Agbekoya, OPC, hunters, vigilante to combat banditry, ritual killings and kidnapping in the south-west,” the statement reads.
Meanwhile, the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has said it will not beg President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for the release of the Yoruba nation agitator.
A statement by the General-Secretary of the group, Sola Ebiseni, Afenifere said it is pointless for the group to beg President Buhari on behalf of Igboho, stressing that the Oduduwa Republic agitator committed no crime.
The Yoruba group maintained that only those who invaded Igboho’s residence in Ibadan committed a crime and hence the activist had done no evil to be detained.
This article was originally published on Naija News