Nigeria is a strong country whose strength lies solely on the diversity of her people and their culture, since it’s emancipation from the British rule, Nigeria has remained a federal Republic and through civil wars and battles, through military and democratic rules, the country has remained one.
Recently, there have been agitations from many ends to break free from the Federal Republic, this was actively started by the Independent People of Biafra led by Nnamdi Kanu who sought not only to emancipate his ‘people’ from the perceived injustice meted on them by the nation but also to stand separately as a nation; the Biafra Republic.
This has met with restrictions and rebuttals from the Federal government and also led to the arrest and arraignment of Kanu the IPOB Leader.
In the wake of the Biafra agitations and more, an independent Yoruba group led by Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho has begun another fight for freedom.
What started as a form of defense against the Fulani people who are allegedly invading the South West lands and causing havoc has generated into another fight, this time, freedom from the Federal Republic of Nigeria and a nation they can proudly call the Yoruba nation.
One would be shocked that although Igboho claims repeatedly to be fighting for all Yorubas, many Yoruba leaders, monarchs and Governors from the South Western States have distanced themselves from the self proclaimed activist.
Since he began his fight for freedom, there have been many attacks on Sunday Igboho, From the Fulanis and more recently from the Military as reported.
It is however surprising that despite the many attacks on his person and property, Igboho who has planned a Lagos rally seems not to be backing down.
Will the Federal government and Lagos State watch Igboho Infiltrate the state with cries of war or freedom or is Sunday Igboho reaching too far and calling for more than he has bargained for?
Are the Yoruba people really ready to break free from Nigeria or has Igboho bit more than he can chew.
Emancipation is any effort to procure economic and social rights, political rights or equality, often for a specifically disenfranchised group, or more generally, in discussion of many matters.
Are the Yorubas ready for emancipation or is this a battle not thought through by the agitators?