Yoruba leaders under the aegis of Association of Traditional Leaders/Yoruba Obas in the 19 Northern States and the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) have condemned and rejected secessionist agitations and hate speeches aimed at causing division in the country.
The association also kicked against the decision of the southern governors to ban open grazing in southern states, saying that such decision is not the solution to the current insecurity in parts of the country.
The association said it believes in one united and indivisible Nigeria and is strongly against any move to divide the country.
Oba Dr Adebayo Aladejobi, Magbote 1, who is the spokesman of the group spoke to newsmen at the end their meeting in Abuja.
He insists that Nigerians should be free to move, live and conduct their businesses in any part of the country of their choice, as guaranteed by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Magbote 1 charged security agencies in the country to do the needful by ensuring that those who commit crime in any part of the country are arrested and punished according to the dictates of the constitution.
In his words, “We members of the association believe in one united and indivisible entity called Nigeria. We believe that Nigerians should be free to move, live and conduct their legitimate businesses in any part of the country.
“Rather, the various security agencies in the country should do the needful by ensuring that those who violate the constitution are arrested and punished according to the dictates of the constitution, instead of a total ban on open grazing.”