he apex leader of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Professor Banji Akintoye says the murder of Yorubas in people of Igangan in Oyo State was a declaration of war by “Fulani terrorists”.
Akintoye accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government of backing the “terrorist herdsmen that have been maiming, killing and raping the Yoruba people and exterminating their properties”.
In a statement on Monday by his spokesman, Maxwell Adeleye, Akintoye urged the Yorubas “to arm themselves with whatever they can lay their hands upon”.
He hailed Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for his stand on the Igangan massacre, and advised the South-West Governors to put aside constitutional objections to defend their people
Yoruba land has been surrounded, and we must act now”, the renowned scholar declared, adding that Yoruba people have never been conquered.
The second republic member of the Senate urged Yoruba youths to prepare for “technological, spiritual and physical warfares”.
“The Fulani herdsmen attack must never be allowed to succeed anywhere in Yoruba land again”.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria has failed woefully to protect the Yoruba people and other indigenous peoples of Nigeria’s South and the Middle Belt against these invading, marauding forces.
“When we consider the behavior of the federal government in the face of this danger to the indigenous peoples and citizens of Nigeria, we can not avoid the conclusion that the federal government is a sponsor of the terror in our land.