Yoruba Nation Agitators Are No Threat To National Security – Igboho

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Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said his movement was not a threat to security in southwest Nigeria.

The Army had recently reportedly classified the Yorùbá nation Agitators as threat to security in the region while analyzing the security situation in the country.

The Army’s director of Defence Media Operations (DMO) Maj. Gen. Edward Buba had reportedly given the classification while addressing reporters on the activities of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) against insurgency between January and December 2023.

The military spokesman had claimed that security threats in various geopolitical zones differ, pointing out that the major threat in the Southwest was the Yoruba nation agitators.

However, Igboho, in a statement on Sunday, December 31, said such classification was misleading, mischievous and targeted at blackmailing a peaceful organization seeking the entrenchment of a better society and good governance.

He said it was a misleading classification aimed at giving a dog a bad name in order to hang it.

He restated that the agitation for Yoruba nation was lawful and constitutional, urging the military to focus on routing insurgency in Nigeria instead.

The statement read: “We are conscious of the noble efforts of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to tackle terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and other forms of criminalities. But we take exception to the wrong and baseless position of the director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba, for identifying the Yoruba nation agitators as major threat to the peace in the South West.

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