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April 13, 2024

Yoruba youth group dissociates self from invasion of Oyo gov’s office

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State

By Dayo Johnson, Akure

A group under the auspices of Yoruba Nation Youths both Home and Diaspora has disassociated themselves from the alleged invasion of the Oyo Government Secretariat by some suspected agitators.

Recall that some suspected Yoruba Nation agitators, on Saturday invaded the Oyo State Government Secretariat.

But in a statement issued and signed by Yoruba Nation Youth Leader, Home and Diaspora, Prophet Ayodele Ologunloluwa, condemned the attack on the Oyo Government Secretariat in its entity and added that it was not acceptable to the Yoruba Nation.

While condemning the attack, the group, said that they were not part of the Iya Onitiri group that attacked the Secretariat.

According to them “we don’t know her and we don’t have anything to do with her.

“Though we are indeed agitating for a Yoruba Nation, we are doing it in a legitimate way and not as hoodlums or hooligans.

“We as a group condemned the attack. it is barbaric, callous and highly uncivilised.

“We believe in the leadership of Prof Banji Akintoye and Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho who are the leaders of the Yorùbá Nation. The attack is orchestrated by a group different from All Youths of the Yoruba Nation in their home and Diaspora.

He noted that the quest for Yoruba Nation self-determination is non-negotiable.

On Fulani Menace, the group stated “much worse, why do you find it so difficult to understand what the Fulani represent in Nigeria? Because of this lack of understanding, most of you have never offered any word or opinion about the Fulani war against all the rest of Nigeria, including your Yoruba homeland, since the Buhari presidency in 2015-2023.

“It is pitiful that many of you seem to believe that the cause of the Fulani devastations against all non-Fulani peoples of Nigeria is climate change- meaning droughts in the Sahel belt of West Arica, and the consequent loss of grasslands in that belt, making Fulani cattle herders to veer southwards into the Nigerian Middle Belt and South in search of grazing land.

“Not surprisingly, because that is what you believe, some of you have suggested that the Fulani be given land everywhere to bring the Fulani attacks to an end! But this explanation by you our parents is flatly false.

“The truth about what is happening concerning the Fulani in Nigeria is that the current generation of non-Fulani (including Yoruba) leaders has let the Fulani achieve so much political success and dominance in Nigeria since the 1960s that the Fulani have now resolved that it is their destiny to conquer all of Nigeria and turn it into a Fulani homeland.

” It, therefore, added that they reject any arrangement whereby our Yoruba nation will continue to be part of a Nigeria in which the Government has manifestly lost the systemic strength and the political will to act firmly and effectively to stop massive criminal conduct and resolute criminal terrorism.