The National Association of Nigerian Students has demanded the repatriation of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, back to Nigeria from Benin Republic, where he has been in prison.
The position of NANS was made known in a statement on Friday by its South West Zone D Coordinator, Adegboye Olatunji.
The Coordinator in a statement in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, stated: “The actions, inactions and body language of the Federal Government suggest its culpability or, at least, its approval concerning the treatment being meted to the self-styled activist.
“It remains within the responsibility of the Federal Government to protect the interest and rights of her citizens within and outside the borders of the country.
“The activities of the Federal Government however communicates nonchalance and unwillingness that suggest Benin Republic is only acting a script orchestrated by Nigeria’s government.
“We want to affirm that the continual detention of Adeyemo is no longer justifiable neither is it rational.
“Therefore, the government should explore every diplomatic option in ensuring his repatriation.
“As the international community keeps observing the ineptness of the Nigeria liaison office which has been largely inactive over this issue, we’re beginning to suspect that the lackadaisical stance is as directed. We must warn the government of Benin Republic that Nigerians are now disenchanted by their manner of handling this case.”