The Nigerian Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday ‘’Igboho’’ Adeyemo, has said President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic saved him from the ‘’murderous ‘’ Nigerian government.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Igboho is accused of stoking ethnic tensions in Nigeria after targeting Fulani herders.
Last year, he emerged as the man calling for the Yoruba Nation in the South-West of the country.
In early July, he fled the country after the FG authorities raided his home in Ibadan, Oyo State, as they cracked down on separatist figures.
He was eventually arrested in the Benin Republic by the French-speaking country’s authorities while trying to flee to Germany.
On Friday, Igboho met with members of his legal team in the Cotonou Benin Republic.
He had been given a conditional release from prison in the Benin Republic eight months after he was detained there.
‘’There is no security; there is nothing in Nigeria. And hen you ant to speak against all these, they ould ki;l you.
What is my offense? ‘’ Do I deserve to be killed ?’’ Igboho, speaking in the Yoruba language, asked rhetorically.
‘’When I was arrested, many people did not understand. Truly, Nigeria used all her power. . Nigeria requested that I should be handed over to her from the Benin Government. So, President Talon said , he wants to investigate me. So, he said if it is about politics and human rights, it is against the law for them to hand me over to the Nigerian government. That is why all Yoruba people should thank President Talon on my behalf’’, Igboho said.