The Agbekoya Farmers Society has demanded the immediate release of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
The group said its members are ready to fight for Igboho’s release and over “government’s ill-treatment” of the activist.
Igboho and his wife were arrested on Monday in Cotonou, capital of Benin Republic, while travelling to Germany from the country.
He was declared wanted by the Department of State Services (DSS), after a raid on his house in Ibadan on July 1, 2021.
Two people were killed during the raid, while 12 other associates of Igboho were arrested and later paraded in Abuja.
They have since been charged to court.
According to TheCable, Olatunji Bandele, national publicity secretary of Agbekoya Farmers Society, accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration of suppressing the south, owing to the treatment of Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The group said the government has been treating the issues of banditry and killer herdsmen with kid gloves, while those who challenge their activities are being hunted by security agencies.
“The position of Agbekoya is that federal government should have a rethink about Nnamdi Kanu and Igboho. The agitations are at the instance of the injustices, killing, banditry and kidnapping. Agbekoya is ready to fight for Igboho’s freedom. Nothing must happen to him”, he said.
“We have never had it as worse under any democratic government as we have it under Buhari and it is a pity”.
Bandele stated that the federal government acted in a “barbaric” manner over the DSS’ invasion of Igboho’s house.
“Our position is that Igboho and Kanu should be released. Igboho is not a criminal. What is wrong in speaking against killing of one’s people?
“Is there any law that supports carrying out an arrest in the middle of the night, shooting for up to four hours and killing people in the house? They even took away the corpses; that is barbaric. Agitation is a product of insecurity,” he stated.