Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said he is not at war with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The embattled secessionist also declared he is not in a tussle with governors in the South-West zone or any government official.
Igboho, however, expressed disappointment that the security challenges in the South-West zone that birthed the agitations for a an independent Yoruba Nation were yet to be addressed by the government.
The 49-year-old in his 2022 New Year Message, stated that all citizens of Nigeria deserves to be protected by the government irrespective of tribe, religion or political stands.
The New Year signed by Pelumi Olajengbesi, one of Igboho’s lawyers titled, ‘Sunday Igboho’s New Year message for 2022,’ reads;
“Let it be abundantly clear that I am not at war with President Buhari, the Governors or anybody in government.
“What I want the government to do is to address the genesis of my agitation for a Yoruba Nation.
“The genesis is the insecurity in Ibarapaland and other places in the entire Yorubaland where farmers were maimed, hacked to death, kidnapped and raped as if there are no security agents in the country. Everybody deserves to be protected and feel safe in their country regardless of their tribe, religion or political leanings.
“At some points our people became helpless and they can no longer go to their farmlands again. Scores of farmers were butchered to death in 2021 and the government pretends that all is okay. No, this must not continue and this was why I rose to stop the menace. I didn’t speak up to fight government, I spoke to ensure protection for our people.
“My message is that in 2022, the government should rise up and put an end to the havoc caused by herdsmen that are criminals and give everyone a sense of belonging – whether foreign or locals — and stop the attack of our people in Yorubaland.
“I am not selfish about myself, I am more concerned about helpless citizens who buried their loved ones to aimless killings in 2021 and I pray the Almighty God would stop the killings of innocent people in Nigeria.”
Earlier, the Supreme Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu released his own New Year message of miracles.