Akintoye Condemns Attack on Igboho's House in Ibadan
The leader of the Umbrella Body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo-Oodua (IOO), Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, has reacted to the invasion of the Ibadan, Oyo State Residence of Yoruba Nation Agitator, Chief Sunday Igboho at the early hours of today.
In a statement personally signed by him and made available to Newsmen by his Communications Manager, Maxwell Adeleye, Akintoye, a Renowned Historian, alleged that the attack was carried out by the elements of the Nigerian Army who were accompanied by International Terrorists hired by the Nigerian State.
He also alleged that the Assailants were all dressed in Military Uniform and spoke the French language fluently.
He further said that the Gun Men killed Seven Occupants in the building and whisked Igboho's Wife and several others away.
According to him, the attack was carried out by the elements of the Nigerian Army who were accompanied by International Terrorists hired by the Nigerian State.
He accused President Muhammadu Buhari led administration has been responsible for the war that has just been declared against the peace-loving people of Yoruba Land.
Prof. Akintoye maintained that the agitators have been peaceful from the inception of the struggle adding that they had complied with both the Nigerian and International Laws guiding the agitation for Self-Determination.
He declared that the attack on Ighoho's House was unnecessary, unfortunate, wicked, callous, cruel, irresponsible, illegal and atrocious.
Akintoye called on the people at home and in the diaspora to immediately begin Mass Protests In Front of Palaces in Yoruba Land, and opposite the offices of the United Nations, European Union, British, French and the United States Governments.
He confirmed that the Pro-Yoruba Nation rally scheduled to hold on Saturday July 3rd, in Lagos will proceed as scheduled.