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Secession Agitators Plotting Violence In Southwest-Group

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There is a plot by some elements posing as agitators for Yoruba freedom, secession, and self-determination.

This is according to a group identified as Yoruba Appraisal Forum, (YAF).

According to YAF,  the plot by the agitators is aimed at causing fresh violence and chaos in the southwest region of the country.

YAF alleged that the plot was aimed at instigating bloodshed to achieve their plans to hasten the disintegration of Nigeria.

Further, it accused the agitators of mobilising youths in the region for more violent protests and bloody confrontation with governmental authorities and security agencies.

YAF national coordinator, Adesina Animashaun, made the comments at a press briefing on Thursday, April 8 in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

Animashaun said: “We want to warn again that the recent violence arising from the activities of these self-styled Yoruba freedom fighters, especially the rash of threats to some other Nigerians residing in Yorubaland by certain individuals, was just the onset of the large scale and widespread violence already scheduled.”

Further, YAF called on the police authorities and security agencies to take appropriate and urgent steps to deal decisively with anyone planning on fomenting trouble in the southwest.

“Any Yoruba who has collected money from both local and foreign forces to destabilise the southwest should retrace their steps to avoid the doom awaiting them.

“Those self-styled Yoruba freedom fighters creating tension by engaging in ethnic profiling and evil propaganda against Nigerians of other ethnic stock living in the southwest should desist.

“We are already aware of their sinister plans and we have already communicated same to the relevant security agencies for appropriate action in order to save Yorubaland from unnecessary and avoidable violence and chaos,” Animashaun added.

Recall that Aare Gani Adams had been quoted as saying that the southwest’s quest for secession and establishment of Oduduwa Republic is not negotiable. In an interview with BBC Yoruba, Aare Adams had said he is solidly behind Yoruba people in their quest for secession.

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