Two persons have been reportedly killed during an attack on the residence of Yoruba activist- Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho in the early hours of today. According to his spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, he said.
“The situation now is very bad. Two Yoruba sons have been killed in the house of Chief Sunday Igboho. The two dead bodies have been taken away by the military. We do not know of the location where they were taken to,” the aide said this on Facebook Live.
Koiki, further explained that the house was attacked around 1 am on Thursday, and claims the identities of the attackers to be Nigerian soldiers.
“I can confirm that those who came are definitely Nigerian soldiers. There are more than 100 soldiers that came; the situation is very active as more security operatives in about seven Nigerian Army patrol vans have arrived.”
However, Mr. Koiki said, “He (Sunday Igboho) is currently safe but other occupants of the house were whisked away by the invaders who were in military uniform.” The attack is coming few hours to a planned rally for the secession of ‘Oduduwa Nation’ in Lagos State.
Igboho, who has been traveling across the South-West geopolitical zone; crusading and evangelizing his secessionist agenda; citing corruption and perceived unfair treatments of the Yorubas by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
However, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Adewale Osifeso, confirms the invasion and said the Police are lunching investigation to know what really happened.
This attack is one of the numerous reported attacks on Igboho and his Ibadan residence since he issued a seven-day ultimatum to killer herders in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State.
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