A Yoruba group supports the Sunday Igboho quest to defend the southwest from assassin shepherds.
The group urged the Yoruba people to take the initiative and participate fully in the suppression of criminal acts perpetrated by suspected Fulani foot soldiers.
Ola Ajanlekoko, a spokesman for the group, said in a statement that security in the southwest region has been threatened by the Nigerian oligarchy.
The statement read: “With regard to the ongoing Fulani pastoralists killing crowds and massacres throughout Yorubaland, YNN will not negotiate or conclude any agreements for the safety of Yoruba indigenous people.
“There is no doubt that the assassinations of the Fulani infantry soldiers (shepherds) in Yorubaland were preplanned, planned and intended to destroy the Yoruba.
“These intentions and methods of action; which include, but are not limited to land grabbing, are clear and obvious to all reasonable and impartial people inside and outside Yorubaland.
“The YNN encourages all Yoruba people at home and in the diaspora to first check and verify the veracity of this Yoruba security update, and individually and collectively join us in openly denouncing the genocidal tendencies of the Fulani infantry soldiers; with the support of the federal government in the extermination of our people.
“All Yoruba sons and daughters, at home and abroad, gather for all the fireworks to fully support all mk Yoruba agitators, including Sunday Chief Adisu Adeyemo, also known as Chieftain Sunday Igboho.”
The group also warned all Nigerian security leaders not to protect the Fulani herders.
The group has also instructed the governors of the southwestern states to exercise fairness in dealing with people in the region.
He added: “The Yoruba Nation Now hereby advises the governments of all Yorubaland, especially the state governors, to exercise justice in all their dealings with the masses.”
“Lawfulness and caution must exist in whatever measure you use or intend to use to apprehend any Yoruba agitator.
“Remember, public safety is your number one priority in your privileged offices,” he added.