Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, has backed Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, on his decision to flee the country for Benin republic saying such move was necessary to preserve his life and re-strategise.’
The Department of State Security DSS on July 1 declared Igboho wanted after his home was raided and his aides were arrested.
The security agents claimed his home was raided after getting intelligence he was stockpiling arms. Last month, Igboho was arrested in Benin republic while attempting to fly to Germany with his wife, Ropo.
Jare Ajayi, national publicity secretary, Afenifere in a statement said;
“We recall that Moses had to be taken away from the prying eyes of Pharaoh and his agents in Egypt. Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W) too had to leave his hometown, Mecca for Medina in order to escape persecution. Thus, there is nothing wrong in Igboho seeking a respite first to preserve his life and perhaps to re-strategise.
What is now regarded as Sunday Igboho travail ought not to occur at all if there had been good governance in Nigeria and people are not harassed without any just cause.
It is so sad that President Muhammadu Buhari administration is concentrating on hunting and harassing those who are seeking relief from the oppressive situation in Nigeria while shying away from tackling the menaces of kidnapping, terrorism and antics bordering on ethnic cleansing.
By its conduct, the government is giving people reasons to believe the allegation that it is pursuing a Fulanisation agenda. Harassment of freedom agitators and innocent citizens must stop forthwith”