The Yoruba Freedom Fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, revealed that the Department of State Services (DSS) planted ammunition in his house in order to persecute him.
Self-styled Yoruba activist said he protects himself with spiritual powers and not with guns, saying the guns the DSS claimed were recovered from his house during Thursday’s raid of his house was not his.
In a statement by his spokesperson Olayomi Koiki, on Friday evening, Igboho said, “Nigerians and the international community should please be aware that the security operatives that invaded my home either planted the ammunitions being paraded in the media in my home or harvest them from their armoury to frame me.
“The arms paraded are not mine, they are government magic. I protect myself with traditional powers, not with guns.”
While saying he wanted to set the records straight, Adeyemo noted that the invasion of his residence was done without a search warrant, saying “I was not invited for questioning/investigation at any government facility before the invasion.”
According to him, “the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari and his government to curb the criminal activities of the murderous herdsmen necessitated my intervention.”
Sunday Igboho said he ordinarily would not have intervened if government had lived up to its responsibility of securing the Southwest and Nigeria at large.
He stated that his intervention has not led to any loss of life or bloodshed, adding that “My means of curbing criminality is to chase the criminal Fulani herdsmen out of their hideouts in company of the people of the affected communities.”
Sunday, who has been declared wanted by the DSS maintained that he has never moved against the peaceful Fulani’s and other tribes living peacefully in the Southwest, expressing worries that “My unjust persecution for defending my people and community is therefore surprising and unwarranted.”
Newsflash Nigeria had reported how Igboho’s house, located in Soka, Ibadan, capital of Oyo State was invaded around 1:00 a.m. on Thursday.
His vehicles, including his G-wagon, Prado Jeep, and some valuable properties including furniture and windows were reportedly destroyed.
The attack occurred barely 72 hours before the planned rally in Lagos by Mr Igboho and others to further canvas a Yoruba nation.
The spokesperson of DSS, Peter Afunaya, who confirmed the raid in a press conference in Abuja said a total of seven AK 47 rifles were recovered, alongside pump action guns and 5,000 rounds of ammunition including other weapons.
He said security operatives recovered the weapons after a “hot gun duel between them and Igboho’s guards.”
The DSS also admitted that two of Mr Igboho’s men were killed in the process while a security agent was shot on the right hand and is currently responding to treatment.
Mr Igboho has also declared wanted by the secret police. Many Nigerians including prominent groups have reacted to the development.
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