Reno Omokri, an ex- aide to the former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has asked Afenifere, the popular Yoruba Socio- cultural group, and Gani Adams, Yoruba’ s Aare Onakakanfo to ” openly start a fundraiser for Sunday Igboho’ s legal defence. ”
Sunday Igboho, a famous Yoruba activist and a freedom fighter was reportedly captured on Monday evening at an airport in a neighbouring country, Cotonou, Benin Republic as he was trying to escape to Germany.
Federal Government had earlier declared Igboho wanted following a raid in his residence in Oyo State.
The invasion which was a failed attempt to arrest the activist led to the death of two of his aides, while others were arrested by the DSS.
Reno has expressed his readiness to make donations for the defence of Igboho, accusing Nigeria’ s President, Muhammadu Buhari of indicating support for the murderous herders.
The social media personality made this statement via his official account on Facebook.
He urged the people of Yoruba to openly advocate the freedom of Igboho, reminding them that President Buhari’ s aide, Garba Shehu openly declared that Miyetti Allah deserved some respect.
He therefore added that Igboho similarly deserved some respect from his own people if not from the Government.
His words read: ” I am ready to publicly put my money where my mouth is. I urge Afenifere and Aare Ona Kakanfo Gani Adams, to OPENLY start a fundraiser for Sunday Igboho’ s legal defence. Buhari very openly supports killer herdsmen.
” We should not hide our support for Igboho’ s freedom. Garba Shehu openly released a statement that Miyetti Allah deserves ” respect” .
” Igboho also deserves respect, if not from the government, then from us, for defending Nigerians from killer herdsmen. In fact, any Southwestern politician that remains silent while Buhari is persecuting Igboho must be marked and punished in 2023! “