‘Gunmen’ Storm Sunday Igboho’s Residence, Abduct Wife, Kill Others
The wife of Yoruba succession agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho), has been abducted by the gunmen who attacked his house Thursday morning.
Leader of Ilana Omo Oodua, an umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye disclosed this in a statement moment after the incident.
The statement was titled, ‘Yoruba Nation: Elements of the Nigerian Army, Accompanied by International Terrorists hired by the Nigerian State attacked Sunday Ighoho’s Residence.’
Akintoye alleged that “the assailants were all dressed in military uniform and spoke French language fluently.
“He further said that the gunmen killed seven occupants in the building and whisked Igboho’s wife and several others away.”
The incident happened 72 hours to the Yoruba Nation rally slated for Saturday in Lagos which will be attended by Akintoye and Igboho.
Igboho’s spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, also said in an earlier Facebook Live post that “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 in a Facebook Live.
He alleged that the attackers were soldiers.
“I can confirm that those who came are definitely Nigerian soldiers. There are more than 100 soldiers that came,” Koiki said.
He added that “The situation is very active as more security operatives in about seven Nigerian Army patrol vans have arrived.”
The reported attack is coming hours to a planned rally for the secession of ‘Yoruba Nation’ in Lagos State.
Nigerian Sketch earlier reported Professor Akintoye to have insisted that the proposed July 3 Yoruba Nation rally planned by secessionist Sunday Igboho in Lagos State will take place despite cautions from security agencies that the rally may disrupt peace and order in the state.
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