Popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho has declared independence for the ‘Yoruba nation’.
According to him, the South-Western states are no longer a part of Nigeria.
He made the declaration during a conference in Ibadan, Oyo state, insisting that it was high time the Yoruba became a sovereign nation.
Igboho advised Yorubas who are resident in Hausa/Fulani or Igbo territory, to return home before war breaks out.
Sunday Igboho who started his activism with agitations that all killer-herdsmen must be evacuated from Yorubaland said that all traditional rulers in Yoruba land must support the movement to free the South-west from slavery or they will not ‘see the light of the next day.’
Igboho, speaking on next action, said the borders that were closed will be reopened, adding that the Yoruba people are no longer interested in being part of Nigeria.
“Why are we being slaves in our fatherland? Why are we being enslaved in our own land?” He asked.
“As it stands now, we are no longer under Nigeria. If they don’t intervene, it will go beyond control. We have gone beyond the point where we keep quiet; we are no longer scared to voice out.
“We are not safe anywhere, we can’t sleep in peace, we can’t travel in peace, what have we done? Are we slaves? We don’t do wrong by existing, we only chose the wrong leaders and we are saying enough is enough!
“Tincan in Lagos, Apapa, the directors are Fulani men. The two ports we have, the controllers are Fulanis. We don’t want them anymore!
“The borders that NIGERIAN Government closed, we are opening it all, we are no longer interested in being part of Nigeria!
“All our Kings are solidly behind us, any of them that want to deny it should make a press conference, let’s see.
“Start coming home, it is time! We have suffered enough, let’s not fight among each other, let’s unite for a common cause, it is time to come home. That’s all I have to say.”
Meanwhile, Arewa Youth Assembly, AYA, has given Mr. Sunday Igboho 72 hours to move Yoruba people from the north or be forced to take necessary actions by personally taking the responsibility of getting them back home.