Connect with us


Nigerian students demand Igboho’s repatriation from Benin



The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has appealed to the Federal Government to repatriate a Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, from the Benin Republic where he is being detained.

Igboho has been held by the Beninoise government for allegedly entering the country illegally since July.

NANS South-West Coordinator, Zone D, Adegboye Olatunji, who made the call in a statement in Abeokuta, Ogun State, declared that Igboho’s incarceration in the Benin Republic was no longer justifiable.

The statement read: “The actions, inactions and body language of the Federal Government suggest their culpability or at least their approval concerning the treatment being meted to the self-styled activist.

“It remains within the responsibility of the Federal Government to protect the interest and rights of her citizens within and outside the borders of the country.

READ ALSO: Aide alleges plot by Nigerian govt to terminate Igboho

“The activities of the Federal Government, however, communicate nonchalance and unwillingness that suggest that the Benin Republic is only acting a script that was scripted by Nigeria government.

“We want to affirm that the continued detention of Sunday Adeyemo is no longer justifiable neither is it rational.

“Therefore, the government should explore every diplomatic option in ensuring his repatriation. As the international community keeps observing the ineptness of the Nigeria Liason Office which has been largely inactive over this issue, we are beginning to suspect that their lackadaisical stance is as directed.

“We must warn the government of Benin Republic that Nigerians are now disenchanted with the handling of this case.

“We advise them to avoid being used as a tool for settling political grievances and to immediately begin and complete the extradition process of Sunday Igboho within a reasonable time frame or we will be forced to make Nigeria unlivable for Beninoise in Nigeria.”

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now