The Yoruba people within and beyond the shores of Nigeria have been urged to come out in their large numbers on January 21, 2020 to stage a protest in support of Operation Amotekun, a security network recently established by Governors from Western Nigeria to wage war against the spate of insecurity ravaging the zone.
The protest, code-named: “Amotekun Solidarity Walk,” which is being organized by Yoruba World Congress, an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural and Self Determination Groups within and beyond Nigeria, will take place in all the South West States capital.
The YWC is being led by Yoruba Leader, Emeritus Professor of History and Second Republic Senator, Banji Akintoye, with Prof. Anthony Kila as Secretary General.
According to a statement made available to the media on Saturday by YWC Director of Contacts and Mobilization, Comrade Victor Taiwo, the protest will hold simultaneously in Lagos, Abeokuta, Ibadan, Osogbo, Akure and Ado-Ekiti from 9am.
The statement said: “All Yoruba people are urged to come out in their millions any where they are in Oduduwa Land on Tuesday to show to the world that Amotekun has come to stay. We must show to the external forces and their internal collaborators who want to stampede our resolve to protect ourselves, safeguard our land from kidnappers, armed-robbery and put an end to consistent destruction of our farm lands that enough is enough.
“Well-meaning Yoruba people and leaders of thought will be at designated venues to address the protest. We want to assure our Governors that Yoruba people are behind them on Amotekun. We urge them not to shiver and they must never shiver. It is no retreat, no surrender. We will not surrender Amotekun.”
On the meeting points, those in Lagos are to converge at Gani Faweyinmi Freedom Park, Ojota; Oyo: Opposite Agodi Cenotaph, Ibadan; Ogun: Pansheke Junction, Abeokuta; Osun: Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo; Ondo: Alagbaka Roundabout, opposite First Bank, Akure, while those in Ekiti are to converge at Fajuyi Roundabout, Ado-Ekiti.