By Franca Joseph (AGENDWATCHDOG) – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has warned agitators for an Oduduwa Republic to desist from doing so under the guise of Islamic organisations or Muslims.
The Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, disclosed this via a media release on Wednesday.
MURIC distanced itself from any Islamic group agitating for the secession of the Yoruba from the Nigerian Federation, calling such individuals and groups desperate, dishonourable and shameless, urging Nigerians to ignore such individuals who represented no one, but their selfish interests.
An excerpt from the statement read: “The names of fake Islamic groups like Yoruba Jamatru, Yoruba Islamic Organisation (YISO) and Yoruba Muslim Community have been used to deceive the general public. We alert the press and the good people of Nigeria that these are all fake groups conjured by the secessionist camp.