Yoruba Nation agitators and supporters for the illegally detained pan-Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo [popularly referred to as Sunday Igboho] are set to resume their protest for an independent Yoruba Nation today, Saturday, September 11, in Igboho community, Oyo State.
The protest is holding days after highly controversial Islamic cleric Sheikh Gumi visited the town and endorsed open grazing, a move which infuriated Yoruba leaders and was condemned by such influential Yoruba persons as Gani Adams and others.
Yoruba leaders described Gumi’s visit as provocative and a deliberate move to fuel ethnic crisis in the area.
The demonstration which is billed for Saturday is aimed at showing solidarity with Sunday Igboho who is currently detained in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Spokesman to Sunday Igboho, Olayomi Koiki said in a broadcast that the demonstration would hold in Igboho town, the birthplace of his principal, who hails from Aladikun compound in Modeke, Igboho, Oyo State.
The 48-year-old activist was previously detained at the Brigade Économique et Financière (BEF) before he was later transferred to Cotonou Civil Prison.
The activist was transferred to prison custody in line with a judgement of the Cour De’appal De Cotonou.