The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has called on Afenifere to do more than issuing press statement anytime suspected herdsmen attacked Yorubaland and kill citizens.
He made the call while reacting to the killing of Mrs. Funke Fasoranti Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Chief Ruben Fasoranti, supposedly by killer herdsmen.
The fugitive, in a statement by IPOB media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, said it was high time the Afenifere took action against what he described as “invasion by Fulani herdsmen of Yoruba land.”
According to him, the death of Fasoranti’s daughter, Olakunrin, “is a clear sign that a Jihad’s mission is going on in Nigeria” and that Afenifere should join hands with IPOB to resist the dangerous mission.
He accused current government of President Muhammadu Buhari of fueling the alleged mission.
“I do not like to comment on the things I earlier said in 2015 for which I was called names including a merchant of hate speech, but today they have all happened and today I ask what is happening?
“Yoruba press should tell Nigerians what they know best in the Nigerian media with the death of Mrs. Fasoranti Olakunrin, the ball is in their court, Press statements and word of fury cannot unearth the Fulani herdsmen that killed one of their own.
“Press statements and lamentations will not stop the invaders, only concrete mass action can and we are ever ready. Action better than words of fury.”
While Kanu asked Chief Fasoranti to take heart, he added, “Let the murder of the daughter of Afenifere chairman Funke Fasoranti Olakunrin by Fulani terrorists be another sombre but timely reminder to the great Yoruba race and their media in particular that supporting evil has its unintended consequences.
“I hate to say it, but this sad incident goes to underscore the prediction I made long ago that this government of Nigeria as constituted from 2015 is a murderous Fulani cabal on a Jihadi mission to terrorise, subjugate and enslave Nigerian.”