I have intelligence report about plans by govt. to invade my house – Akintoye
By Ojo Peter, Ibadan
The leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof Banji Akintoye, has disclosed that his intelligence officers informed him of plans by the government to allegedly invade his home and possibly kill him.
He wondered why the government was after him, stressing that he had committed no crime.
According to the Professor who made the disclosure on Tuesday, there are clear indications of “disorderliness in Nigeria”.
He said this when asked why he left Nigeria for Benin Republic during an interview.
He said, “A lot of those in government position inform me of the plans, but none of them has ever told me there are plans to arrest me. I have done nothing wrong. Why will they want to arrest me? I speak my mind as a Nigerian.
“My intelligence people who inform me of the plans by secret agents told me that they (government) know I cannot be arrested but they can cause my death.
“They can invade my house at night with guns and kill me. That was why some elders met and advised me to leave the country for now. That was why I left Nigeria. I left Nigeria over the death threat, not for arrest; there is nothing to arrest us about.”
Akintoye expressed confidence that his struggle for Yoruba Nation would yield results, adding that the agitation was not against any tribe.
He added, “We just believe Nigeria is not a place where the Yoruba people should still be part of. Nigeria is declining and it will continue to decline because there is no order.
“I have never ordered young people to go and fight, disrupt the peace of the nation or any of sorts. I have even written a book on the processes to take to achieve our revolution. There will be no fight, we will leave Nigeria peacefully and we will be good nations to others we are leaving behind and they will be good neighbours to us.”