The umbrella/apex body of Yoruba Nation Self-Determination Struggle, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, has condemned the attack on the Nigeria Military by some people said to be protesting to demand for the creation of Yoruba Nation at Ado/Odo Ota, Ogun-State on Friday 4th November, 2022.
The body, led by a Historian, Professor Banji Akintoye, said those who attacked the Military are unknown to the leadership of the organization.
Ilana Omo Oodua also said the body was never consulted nor involved in the planning and execution of the rally.
In a statement by the General Secretary of the group, Dr. Olatunde Amusat, the group said there’s likelihood that the violent attack on the Military vehicles and personnel which he said is against the modicum of operation of Ilana Omo Oodua and Yoruba Nation Self-Determination Agitators, was sponsored by some reactionary elements to tarnish the image of the Yoruba movement for liberation.
“It has come to our notice, the violent conduct of some people who claimed to be Yoruba Nation Agitators who attacked the vehicle and personnel of the Nigeria Military during their protest on Friday at Ado/Odo Ota, Ogun-State.
“We want to state very expressly that we condemn the action of the attackers and we dissociate ourselves from their action. Ilana Omo Oodua stands for a peaceful agitation and violence has never been part of our history.
“We also want to state that those who perpetrated the attack are not our members nor affiliates and Ilana Omo Oodua was never consulted before the rally. We were also not part of the planning and execution of the rally. Therefore, the attackers are on their own.
“Lastly, we call on the security agencies to be unbiased in their investigation. We are of the opinion that the attackers must have been sponsored by some reactionary elements to tarnish the image of the Yoruba movement for self-determination. We say this because those attackers we saw on the trending video are unknown to us”.