Yoruba activist and freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has stated that he remains courageous in his pursuit to liberate the South-West from killer Fulani herdsmen despite concerns over his safety by family members.
In recent weeks, Igboho has been in the news for asking Fulani herdsmen, responsible for farmers-herders’ crisis, to leave some communities in Oyo and Ogun states.
After his visit to Igangan in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, the house of the Seriki Fulani in the area was razed by angry youths.
In what seems like a retaliation, one of Igboho’s houses in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, was burnt down by unknown persons.
In an interview with PUNCH on Sunday, Igboho said no human being can kill him and he will not be distracted.
The Yoruba warlord was quoted as saying, “I am not afraid of anything or anyone but God. God is the owner and controller of every soul. It is only God who can kill me. No human being can kill me, so I cannot be afraid of any mortal.
“My children challenge and persuade me to quit every day. They wave the caution sign to me every time. My wife is also very worried about the cause that I fight for but I have to do this for the liberation of my people, anyway. But I am equally worried about my people who are being dehumanised and oppressed in their own territory for no just reason. Those who should address the issue just fold their arms and watch because they have been compromised. This struggle is for the good of all so that when I am gone, they will not live in subjection.”
He called on Yoruba people to be united and stop playing politics with the lives of the people.
He said royal fathers, politicians, the youth and the elders should speak in one voice, with no discord in Yorubaland.
According to him, Yoruba leaders should remember “that the first Oyo Empire was mowed down by this same set of people. The second Oyo Empire at Igboho, Oyo was equally destroyed by the same people. This time, our people must be protected by all Yoruba people.”