Professor Banji Akintoye, leader of the Yoruba self-determination group Ilana Omo Odua, said foreign terrorists had taken over the country, not just the Lagos-Ibadan highway.
Akintoye painted a grim picture of the security situation, saying Nigeria was already in grave danger.
Speaking by phone at the group’s general assembly in Ibadan on Tuesday, Akintoye said the solution to insecurity is for Yorubans to have their own country.
That would be achieved by the end of December, he said, while reassuring members of the group gathered to elect the party’s interim leader that they were holding a series of meetings to ensure that was achieved.
He said: “Our country is in grave danger and our land is not safe. The foreign terrorists brought by the Fulani are all over our land, but we will drive them away.
“By the grace of God, we will have our country by the end of December. I repeat, by the grace of God, we will have our country by the end of December.”
Interim general secretary Ilana Omo Oodua and Chief Kunle Adelakun, better known as Eruobodo, say Nigeria is doomed as the few oligarchs who rule the country refuse to Heeding the call for reorganization, self-determination is the way out.
He said: “We, the Yoruba, are ‘naughty by nature’ and we will not allow Nigeria’s ruse and the fraudulently imposed 1999 constitution to undermine our God-given wisdom, human capital resources and hopeful future, with the developed world nation.
“Our great people, whom I call fellow citizens of struggle and freedom; today I want to make it clear to us that if you fail in your tasks and responsibilities, our hopes for liberation may be dashed.
“We must support the truth and over 65 million people yawn for the new ‘republic’ – the Yoruba nation that will be the ‘center of intellectual innovation and technological development’ destined to set a purposeful agenda and model for the rest of Africa area.
“Let me say to everyone – Nigeria is going nowhere, not because we don’t want it to develop, not because we lack the intellectual capacity to make it work, but because Nigeria has become obsessed with slave owners and the ruling class is bent on To thwart democratic principles in favor of their greed, ego and personal interests.”