GoFundMe page Opened For Yoruba Rights Activist, Sunday Igboho.
Yorubas in the diaspora have opened a GoFundMe page for popular rights activist, Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho saying it was to aid a struggle for the Oduduwa Republic.
The campaign is aimed at funding a fleet of vehicles and other equipment for Igboho and his followers, who have been at the forefront of a renewed agitation for the actualisation of Yoruba’s secession from Nigeria.
The campaign could add another layer of complication to the raging national conversation about Nigeria’s unity under President Muhammadu Buhari, whose governing style has been evidently sectional and divisive.
The appeal has received nearly £8,000 within five hours of going live on the Internet.
Igboho has been in the news lately over his campaign to drive Fulani herdsmen from Oke-Ogun and other parts of Yorubaland, alleging that they have been the dominant perpetrators of violent crimes in the region.
In January, Mr Buhari asked the police to shoot Igboho on sight after he led an army of his supporters to attack homes of Fulani settlers in Oyo.
Still, Igboho’s campaign to fragment the country has received the attention of some Yorubas in the diaspora.