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Stand with me to liberate ourselves from herders – Sunday Igboho

The Yoruba people have been enjoined to be courageous and unite to liberate themselves from the herders encroaching on their lands.


Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho advised in a video that went viral on Tuesday where he was seen addressing some people who were cheering him following the burial of his mother in his hometown, Igboho area of Oyo State.

Igboho said, “Let us mount security in all the Yoruba lands ourselves, if not, they will take our lands”.

Adeyemo assured that he is ready to face and chase out killer herdsmen from Yorubaland.

According to the activist who spoke in Yoruba, the Federal Government and the soldiers deployed to Yorubaland, especially to Ekiti where monarchs were killed in broad daylight cannot combat the supposed killers.

He said, “I want you all to stand with me so that we can liberate ourselves from the herders encroaching on our lands. Let us mount security in all the Yoruba lands ourselves, if not, they will take our lands.

“We don’t have to wait for the government or anyone. Let’s just work in unison. We cannot farm on our lands because of these herders. And our people are going hungry and angry. We don’t need the soldiers the government claims to have deployed to Ekiti State. We work in accordance with our elders and mount the places ourselves.

“It was my mother that was my fear before but now she’s gone, I have nothing to be scared of again. I am now back to take back our land.”

While faulting the rumour about him working for politicians, the Ibadan-based activist queried if he could be working for politicians and if they would still want him dead.

“I am not working for any politician. In fact, if I incidentally slapped someone, the government would be ready to arrest me and put me behind bars. I know they are watching me closely now to know my next action but I’m ready to take a step to stop these marauders’ activities in our lands,” he maintained.

Recall, in 2021 Adeyemo escaped from a deadly night raid on his Ibadan residence by the operatives of the Department of State Service but was subsequently arrested in Benin Republic on his way to Germany on July 19 together with his wife, Ropo. Although, he was released in October 2023.

Recently, the freedom fighter returned to Nigeria, ahead of his mother’s burial.

Igboho argued that the raid on his Ibadan residence was an attempt to assassinate him.

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