The demonstrators want to demonstrate to the world who Igboho is. The arrest of Yoruba Nation separatist Sunday Igboho has sparked a demonstration in Ibadan, southern Nigeria.
On July 19, Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested in Benin Republic, and he remains in the country’s prison pending extradition to Nigeria.
Ropo is a German citizen, and the pair was attempting to board a flight to Germany when they were apprehended and arrested.
On July 1, gun-wielding Department of State Services (DSS) officials searched Igboho’s residence, uncovering a stash of firearms only hours before a secessionist-themed gathering in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial metropolis and most populated city.
“Emergency, emergency, emergency; please, we beg all agitators to converge at the Chief Sunday Igboho’s House for a peaceful demonstration to show the world the kind of person he is as one of the conditions given for his release.
“Please, let’s all be at his house in Soka, Ibadan, before 12pm today. Thanks and God bless. Yoruba Nation now now now,” a statement from Olayomi Koiki, Igboho’s spokesperson, reads.
During an earlier Live Facebook broadcast, Koiki had said: “We are not going to allow the government to intimidate us. We are not going to allow the federal government and politicians to deceive us.
“We must remain strong and remain calm as we get freedom for Chief Sunday Igboho and the Yoruba race.”