South-West Diaspora group alleges plan to suppress agitations
Seeks unconditional release of Igboho, Kanu from detention
A Yoruba Diaspora Group, Yoruba One Voice (YOV), yesterday, alleged that the raging insecurity in the South-West region was a ploy to recolonise the zone.
The group also berated the Federal Government’s failure to officially designate bandits as terrorists, maintaining that it was deliberate and an attempt to realise the agenda of recolonising Nigeria.
YOV, in a communique issued at the end of a webinar conference that had in attendance over 1,000 participants from the six continents, with the theme: “Foreign Banditry Effect on Farming and Farmers in Yorubaland,” berated the Federal Government for its alleged deliberate action of making the court’s order effective.
It, therefore, sought the unconditional release of Mr. Sunday Adeyemo (a.k.a. Sunday Igboho) and Nnamdi Kanu from detention.
The Diaspora group also bemoaned the shortage of food supply in the South-West region, which it said, was a result of insecurity in Yorubaland.
In his remarks, Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, said farmers in Yorubaland were leaving their farms in droves due to coordinated, drastic, maximum and ruinous attacks by bandits/terrorists.
He said the various attacks by these bandits/terrorists had further complicated the food-chain crisis in the land.
Meanwhile, the guest lecturer, Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu from the Department of History and Diplomatic Studies, Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ogun State, said the Federal Government had failed in its responsibility to secure the life and property of the people as enshrined in Nigeria’s constitution.
Similarly, the Secretary-General of the group, Dr. Sina Okanlomo, reiterated the need for regionalism, saying the country cannot make any meaningful progress until it retraces its step.
YOV Women Co-ordinator, Chief Toyin Alowonle, spoke on the importance of protecting the interest and rights of little children across the world, also frowned at the abuse of children’s rights.
She, therefore, urged the Federal Government to protect the rights of women against rape and abuse, especially at their farms across the South-West.