…By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
The leader of Ilana Omo Oodua, Professor Banji Akintoye, has strongly criticized the attack and takeover of Radio Nigeria’s Amuludun FM in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
Arrest of Suspected Yoruba Nation Agitators
As reported by Naija News, the state Police Command apprehended five individuals suspected to be Yoruba nation agitators for hijacking the radio station early on Sunday.
These agitators proceeded to make their own broadcast, proclaiming their separatist agenda.
Denial of Association and Peaceful Stance
In response to the incident, Professor Banji Akintoye, through his spokesperson Olatunde Amusat, issued a statement disassociating his Yoruba group from those responsible for the hijacking.
He emphasized that their struggle for a separate nation has always been peaceful and law-abiding.
The group had previously cautioned against engaging in criminal activities.
Warning and Peaceful Approach
Akintoye’s statement highlighted that the group has consistently urged their followers and all Yoruba people to pursue their self-determination struggle peacefully and within the confines of the law.
They have even written a comprehensive 34-page manual to guide their supporters in this endeavor.
Advocacy for Self-Determination
The statement further revealed that the Ilana Omo Oodua group has formally communicated their legitimate demand for self-determination of the Yoruba nation to the outgoing President of Nigeria and the UN Secretary-General.
Their emphasis has always been on conducting a peaceful and law-abiding struggle.
Professor Banji Akintoye, leader of Ilana Omo Oodua, has strongly denounced the hijacking of Radio Nigeria’s Amuludun FM station in Ibadan.
He emphasized that his Yoruba group has no affiliation with the individuals involved in the incident and reiterated their commitment to a peaceful and law-abiding approach in their pursuit of self-determination for the Yoruba nation.