Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba separatist, has implicated the Nigerian government of trying to assassinate him in Benin Republic.


Igboho claimed that the Nigerian government was trying to assassinate him in order to put an end to the Yoruba Nation’s uprising.

He communicated through his spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, through a podcast.

He said: “The enemies are trying to eliminate Igboho. Their plan is to eliminate him so that the Yoruba Nation agenda will be silenced, but God has shown that he is above them.”

Igboho cannot be released through the judicial system, according to Koiki, because the Benin Republic judiciary is broken.

He bemoaned the diplomatic approach’s failure, noting that the President of the Benin Republic, Talon, had refused to release Igboho.

“If you think the legal route is what will set Igboho free, then we are wasting our time.

“Benin Republic judicial system is not working. Look at the way his case has been prolonged. I’ve spoken with our lawyer in Benin, and he told me that only the president can set him free.

“Now, diplomacy cannot work. We have to fight for our rights. We’ve issued so many ultimata for Igboho’s release, but nothing has happened,” he added.