Elected leaders of Yoruba extraction, traditional rulers and Yoruba nationals within and outside southwest geopolitical zone have been called upon southwest leaders to commence the process of safeguarding the Yoruba Nation. A pan Yoruba ethnic group yoruba voice of liberation made the call in a communiqué at the end of its meeting held recently.
The communique is in response to ethnic tensions caused by terrorism and extra judicial killings as well as orchestrated violence against some sections of the country. The call for self preservation is a direct response to incessant attacks by Fulani herdsmen in some States in the southwest with attendant mayhem, threats to lives and properties, rape and kidnapping.
The communique, endorsed by the president of Yoruba voice of liberation, comrade Ayo Faleti and its secretary General, comrade Ademola Adekunle alluded to the recent statement credited to Nigeria defence minister Major General Bashir Magashi where he called on Nigerians to square up with bandits to press home the advocate for self protection by the Yorubas.
The communique frowned at what it described as double standard by the federal government in dealing with criminals unequally..
The Yoruba Voice of Liberation questioned the rationale behind government ordering citizens to surrender their licensed guns while killer Fulani herders are seeing carrying AK-47 up and down and nobody asked them to surrender same.
The communique recalled the tragic violence in Shasha market in Ibadan, and the murder of a traditional ruler, Olufon of Ifon in Ondo state, without suspects being brought to book.
The communiqué wants Governors of the southwest to ensure a collective use of all apparatus to build a wall of protection round our homes and places in the region.
The Yoruba Voice of liberation called for a quicker and reasonable resolution of issues germane to peace, survival and progress of Yoruba land.