DSS, Police, Others to Seek Governors’ Nod Before Operation in Southern Nigeria –Governors
The Southern Governors’Forum, SGF, on Monday, insisted that any law enforcement agency carrying out an operation in any of the states in the South must take permission from the state governor, who is the chief security officer of the state.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State read the communique after SGF’s closed-door meeting, without openly saying a thing on the recent arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), and the attack on Yoruba Nation mobiliser, Sunday Igboho’s house.
It was however obvious that the governors had those two in mind when taking their position.
Nigerian Sketch reported that DSS admitted that its operatives carried out the Thursday attack on Igboho’s residence, saying they killed two of his allies and arrested nine.
Igboho has been in the forefront of agitations for the secession of the Yoruba from Nigeria, saying the country can no longer hold as a single entity.
This has pitted him against the federal government and its security agencies.
A Nigerian online medium, TheCable, quoted a source to have detailed how the attack on Igboho’s home was carried out by the DSS.
The source said the “gunmen came with a detailed map of the house and when they could not break down the gates of the house, they managed to climb the fence to gain entry into the vast premises.”
The source said the attackers dispatched themselves to different parts of the building, shooting at every object as they moved around the premises.
According to the source, “they came with sophisticated weapons, one that will be difficult for Igboho boys to match even if they had wanted to fight back with force. They came in many vehicles.
“They blocked the entrance leading to the Soka community where the house is located and surrounded the building. They were pointing to rooms and naming occupants.
“They recognised the apartment Igboho stayed and his room. They gained entrance to his living room, turning all furniture upside down while calling on him to come out.
“They also turned his mattress upside down looking for him under the bed. When they could not find him, they started shooting at the ceiling, thinking he was hiding up there. Their bullets pierced through the ceiling decorations, bringing down the POP and creating holes in the roof.
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