The umbrella/apex body of Yoruba Nation Self-Determination Struggle, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, has dissociated itself from the attack on the Nigeria Military by some people said to be protesting for the creation of Yoruba Nation at Ado/Odo Ota, Ogun-State on Friday.
According to the body, led by a Historian, Professor Banji Akintoye, the attackers were unknown to the leadership of the organisation.
The organisation also denied knowledge of any rally, saying it was never consulted before such was staged.
The group said there’s likelihood that the violent attack on the Military vehicles and personnel was sponsored by some reactionary elements to tarnish the image of the Yoruba movement for liberation.
This was disclosed in a statement by the General Secretary of the group, Dr. Olatunde Amusat, on Sunday.
The group said, “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”.