A group of Yoruba people on Friday protested at the Nigeria High Commission in the United Kingdom over the raid on the residence of activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.
The Department of State Services (DSS) raided Sunday Igboho’s residence on Thursday morning and killed two persons in a gun battle.
The protesters who identified themselves as Yorubas in Diaspora condemned the invasion, saying that the activist is a peaceful man.
They held placards, some of which read “Location 419.. #YorubaNationNow”, “Yoruba Nation. No going back”, “Sunday Igboho is a man of the people”, “Oduduwa Nation must stand.”
One of the protesters Peter Oladele said, “We are here to inform the UK embassy that enough is enough. Look at the criminal atrocities committed by criminal herdsmen; we are not going to back down. Sunday Igboho is not a terrorist.”
Another protester Grace Dada said, “What did Igboho do to the federal government? Gumi is there patronising bandits, why didn’t they arrest him?
“They killed two persons, we want them to release those arrested. We are not criminal, Yorubas are peaceful people. Since Igboho has been doing the rally, it has been peaceful.”
Sunday Igboho has been leading calls for an independent nation of the Yoruba.