BY AKINWALE ABOLUWADE
Banji Akintoye, leader of the Ilana Omo Odua, a Yoruba self-determination group, has described as worrisome the incursion of foreign terrorists into the country, saying that the citizens are increasingly unsafe.
The leader of the Yoruba self-determination group spoke through the telephone during the congress organised by the movement in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Tuesday.
According to him, secession is the solution to the challenges of insecurity in Nigeria.
Expressing confidence that the aspiration of the Yoruba people would be achieved before the end of December, he said, “Our nation is in serious danger, there is insecurity in our land.
“Foreign terrorists brought by the Fulani are all over our land but we shall drive them away. By the grace of God, we shall have our country before the end of December.
“I repeat, we shall have our nation before the end of December by the grace of God.”
Kunle Adelakun a.k.a Eruobodo, the Interim General Secretary, Ilana Omo Oodua, said, “We, Yoruba people, are ‘progressively naughty by nature.’
“We would not allow the Nigerian contraption and the fraudulently imposed 1999 Constitution destroy our God-given intellect, human capital resources and promising future which is at par compared with the developed nations of the world.
“Our great people whom I call compatriots in the struggle and journey to freedom; I want to state clearly to us today that our hope for liberation might be scuttled if you fail in your task and responsibility.
“We must endorse the truth and the yawning of the over 65 million people for a new ‘Republic’ – the Yoruba Nation that would serve as ‘a hub of intellectual innovation and technological development’, which is destined to set a purposeful agenda and model for the rest of Africa.
“Let me say this to all – Nigeria is going nowhere, not because we don’t want it to grow or because we lack the intellectual capacity to make it work, but, it cannot work simply because Nigeria has been hooked to slave masters and the ruling class who are hell-bent to thwart democratic principles to favor their greed.”