Two people were killed in an attack on Sunday Igboho’s home –Aide
According to his spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, two people were killed in an early morning attack on the residence of Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
“Right now, the situation is dire. Two Yoruba boys were murdered in Chief Sunday Igboho’s home. The military has carried away the bodies of the two people who died. “We have no idea where they were taken,” the aide stated in a Facebook Live video.
The house was attacked around 1 a.m. on Thursday, according to Koiki, who also claimed the attackers were soldiers.
“I can affirm that the soldiers who arrived are Nigerian Army. “More than a hundred soldiers arrived,” Koiki said.
“The situation is very active,” he continued, “as more security operatives in approximately seven Nigerian Army patrol vans have arrived.”
“He (Sunday Igboho) is currently safe,” the spokesman stated.
During the invasion, the cars and walls of the house were riddled with bullets.
The invaders, who were said to be dressed in military camouflage, were said to have whisked away some of the house’s occupants.
When contacted, Adewale Osifeso, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, said he had also heard about the invasion but would investigate.
The alleged attack occurs just hours before a planned rally in Lagos State for the secession of the ‘Yoruba Nation.’ Igboho has been crusading his secessionist campaign across the South-West geopolitical zone, citing injustice meted out to the region’s people as well as worsening insecurity as reasons for his agitation.
Since January 2021, when he gave a seven-day ultimatum to killer herders in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State, there have been numerous alleged attacks on Igboho and his Ibadan mansion.
On January 26, 2021, some faceless hoodlums allegedly attacked and gutted the Soka residence of Igboho, also in Ibadan.
Pandemonium erupted on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on February 26, 2021, when Igboho and his supporters were on their way to meet with 93-year-old Afenifere chieftain, Ayo Adebanjo, according to the IKEJA ONLINE.
A shirtless Igboho and his men were seen in a viral video daring security operatives and throwing expletives at the operatives, who were later identified as men from the Department of State Services, but the attempt failed and the DSS denied the attempted arrest.
Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesman, had also said that the then Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had ordered the rights activist’s arrest, but many Nigerians had condemned the move, urging security agencies to summon popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, who has recently been seen hobnobbing with bandits in the forests of Zamfara and Niger States.