Afenifere has reacted to the absconding of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, from Nigeria to Benin Republic.
According to the Pan-Yoruba group, there is nothing wrong in the move as the agitator had to preserve his life and re-strategise.
Recall that the Department of State Security (DSS) on Thursday, July 1 declared Igboho wanted after his home was raided and his loyalist were arrested.
The security agents claimed his home was raided after getting intelligence he was stockpiling arms.
Igboho was subsequently arrested in the Benin Republic while attempting to fly to Germany with his wife, Ropo.
In a statement by Jare Ajayi, its National Publicity Secretary, Afenifere said there is nothing wrong with Igboho seeking asylum to preserve his life.
“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,’ ‘the statement read.
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