Igboho supporters protest day after Afenifere disowned secession

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While their protest might not be connected, supporters are showing solidarity for of Adeyemo Sunday Igbogho detained in Benin after his secessionist agitation in Nigeria went awry in July.

Scores of the supporters on Saturday in Ibadan staged a protest, calling for his unconditional release.

Earlier Afenifere leder Pa Adebanjo said the leading Yoruba group is never in support of secession, something Igboho was big on for the early part of 2020.

Igboho is currently in detention in Benin Republic over issue bothering on illegal migration among other offences.

The protesters, who were mostly youths, carried placards with various inscriptions, demanding the immediate release of the activist currently in custody of the Republic of Benin.

They started the protest from the residence of Igboho situated at Soka area of Ibadan and matched toward the Toll Gate on Ibadan – Lagos Expressway.

The protesting youths were singing solidarity songs, calling on the Federal Government to facilitate the release of Igboho from the custody of Republic of Benin.

One of the protesters, who identified himself as Kareem Adesope, urged Yoruba leaders and other meaningful Nigerians to prevail on the Federal Government to champion the release of the activist.

Adesope said the recent news reports that the activist was sick should be a source of concern to all patriotic Nigerians, adding that the activist should not be allowed to die in detention.

He claimed that Igboho was innocent of the charges against him, saying that he should not be treated like a common criminal.

According to him, his (Igboho) fundamental human rights had been grossly abused.

The protest was, however peaceful.

The protesters later returned to Igboho’s residence where they dispersed after the protest