Yoruba rights activist Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has declared that he has what it takes to put an end to Nigeria’s decade-long insurgency problem without the government’s support.
“That which I will use in the fight against Boko Haram, I have it already,” Sunday Igboho said.
He said this in a 2020 video interview which resurfaced after the former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, called on the Federal Government to invite Igboho to help drive Boko Haram terrorists out of the Sambisa forest.
Mr Sani said the activist should be invited to help put an end to the terror group in Borno State.
In the 2020 interview, Igboho was quoted as saying that the Western Nigeria Security Network, also known as Amotekun, should be independent.
He said: “These herders we are fighting against, they are not after money, they only get orders from their leaders. Yoruba freedom fighters should not be kept under Governors, these governors will turn the fight against insecurity to business.
“Oyo State governor is of the Peoples Democratic Party, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, and Lagos state governors are all of the All Progressives Congress and you want our own PDP governor here to support them, how will there be unity?
“And all the powers in this country belong to someone who is a Hausa-Fulani man. They established Amotekun and put it under a governor, the same governor that will request money from the federal authority.
“Yoruba youths only if we can be willing to fight. I am not asking for anything from anybody, what I will use in the fight against Boko Haram, I have it.
“I don’t need it from a governor because a governor will try to make money from it. He will claim he has spent a certain amount on Amotekun and make a profit from it. This will not result in something good.
“When they wanted to start Oodua Peoples Congress, was it under any governor? Why is Amotekun meant to fight insecurity in the South-West, under the police?
“That’s rubbish; these people are not ready to fight for the Yorubas, they are simply looking for what to take from who.”
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