Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, has said he can not be likened to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
When compared with the IPOB leader in an interview recently conducted by a correspondent with the PUNCH, Igboho said his agenda is different from that of Kanu who according to him is not carrying his people along.
“I am not Kanu and I am not like Kanu. Kanu is working on his agenda; perhaps, he doesn’t carry his people along. This is about the Yoruba people being killed, raped, extorted, oppressed and dehumanised in their own land. What we want is justice, peace, harmony and good governance,” said the Yoruba freedom fighter while responding to questions from Wale Oyewale of the PUNCH.
Unapologetically, Igboho said there is no more fear of civil war regarding the cause he is fighting. He noted that he and his disciples are not in war with the Fulani people, but charging them to bring out from their midst the killer herders so they could be punished.
He said: “Actually, there is no more fear of civil war regarding the cause that I am fighting. Those who thought that such could happen had the fear because they have hidden agenda. We are not waging any war against Fulani people. Our own fear is that our leaders are friends of the Fulani, who know the herdsmen, who are criminals in our midst. Our appeal to the Fulani is to bring the killer herders in our midst to book.
Giving more explanations about his visit to Ogun State, Igboho said he was not invited by the governor of the state. According to him, they are Yoruba people and would not wait for more people to be killed, tormented and assaulted by the Fulani herders.
The activist said the people of Ogun themselves called for help. He said: “We are Yoruba people in our own right, we can fight for freedom. Our fathers and brothers were killed by herders while our people die in silence. Our mothers and sisters are raped, farmlands are vandalised, crops are eaten up by their cattle. They kidnap and take big ransom. Just as the case in Igangan, our people in Ogun could not bear it any longer, so they called for help. That was what happened.
Meanwhile, Sunday Igboho’s supporters have raised the sum of N13 million (£24, 926) after setting up a Gofundme page for him to buy buses for use in the fight against incessant killing by the herdsmen in the Southwest region, Naija News reports.