The umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, has issued guidelines for persons willing to join or champion the Yoruba Nation agitation.
The 37- page guide contained the dos and don’ts for agitators, including the reason for the agitation.
The document which was signed by its leader, Professor Emeritus Banji Akintoye, also contained conditions that must be met when holding a rally or protest.
It explained the need for collaboration between Yoruba Nation and other self-determination groups across the world.
“It is a guide or manual for the use of all Yoruba patriots engaged in the struggle for Yoruba self-determination. It supplies to all supporters of the self-determination struggle the kinds of information that they will need to prosecute the struggle; and it supplies guides to the struggle’s strategies and methods,” part of the manual read.
According to him, the guide provides the basic details of the Yoruba nation’s reasons, part of which were given as, “The Yoruba people’s devastating experiences in Nigeria, the progressive (and now almost total) destruction of democracy in Nigeria, the primitive and blood-curdling agenda of ethnic cleansing and genocide in Nigeria, the constant human brutalisation, pains and death and regime of crimes against humanity in Nigeria”.
Part of the manual read, “We, Yoruba, lead in the choice of the peaceful and law-abiding path to our goal of a separate country of our own. And we the servants of the Yoruba nation in this struggle faithfully operate, and will always faithfully operate, with methods of peaceful organization, peaceful demands, peaceful propaganda, peaceful protests, peaceful legal actions, peaceful political persuasion, and peaceful negotiation.’’