Gunmen kidnap Sunday Igboho’s wife, killed seven

Men in military uniform have kidnapped the wife of Yoruba Freedom Fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho and killed seven people, Professor Banji Akintoye revealed.

The gunmen dressed in the military uniform attacked Igboho’s house in the early hours of Thursday.

In a statement released by the leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye.

He said this in a statement personally signed by him and made available to newsmen by his Communications Manager, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye.

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.’

According to the Communications Manager, Akintoye alleged that “the assailants were all dressed in military uniform and spoke French language fluently.”

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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.

Mr Igboho’s campaign has been at odds with Nigerian security forces. His former residence in Ibadan was attacked earlier this year when he held rallies to demand Yoruba’s exit from Nigeria.

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Security forces, including operatives of the State Security Service, have clashed with Mr Igboho’s private security team during attempts to arrest him.

Nnamdi Kanu, who has been leading a similar campaign to lead Igbos out of Nigeria, was seized and returned to Nigeria under yet-unclear circumstances last weekend.

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