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General News of Tuesday, 20 July 2021


Benin Republic reportedly reluctant to handover Sunday Igboho to FG

Sunday Igboho was arrested in Cotonou on Monday, July 19, 2021 Sunday Igboho was arrested in Cotonou on Monday, July 19, 2021

A Facebook user has alleged that the Government of Benin is reluctant to hand over Sunday Igboho to the Federal Government of Nigeria after his arrest became public knowledge.

The self-acclaimed secessionist leader was arrested in Cotonou, Benin on Monday, July 19, 2021, after he reportedly attempted to flee the country from the West African nation.

A source privy to his departure from Nigeria said he had perfected plans to secretly escape from Nigeria through Cotonou and was heading to Germany.

The user whose identity will be protected said in his post: "Benin and Interpol are currently refusing to hand over Adeyemo Sunday to the Nigerian government".

The post continued: "Igboho's lawyers were fast enough to draw the attention of the Benin Republic Government over the life-threatening attack carried by the Nigerian DSS on Sunday Igboho's residence."

He added: "God bless Benin Republic. They have shown solidarity with their Yoruba relatives. Igboho must not be returned to Nigeria. The Fulani Gambaris wants to kill him."

Sunday Igboho, the leader of several secessionist groups in the SouthWest region has become a target for the Federal Government due to his idealogy of a Yoruba Nation.

Despite this, he has become popular among the masses who believe in his ideas. His arrest comes off the back of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Kenya.

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