- Sunday Igboho has sent a warning to the federal government
- The Yoruba activist told the government to face bandits and insurgents terrorising the country
- Igboho had a fierce confrontation with a combined team of DSS and Nigerian police on Friday
Sunday Adeyemo, a Yoruba activist better known as Sunday Igboho, has told the federal government to exclude him from its list of preys and go after Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau and bandits.
Igboho made this statement on Friday, February 26, after his "arrest" by the security personnel was foiled.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the vehicles of the self-styled Yoruba youth leader on Friday, February 26, were reportedly stopped by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the DSS along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
According to former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, the self-styled activist was said to be on "his way to see Baba Ayo Adebanjo", a Yoruba elder and one of the Afenifere leaders in Lagos.
The attempted arrest has been generating a whirlpool of reactions on social media, with Nigerians telling the federal government to face the problem of insecurity.
Igboho who spoke in a video that has now gone viral said he has returned to his residence in Ibadan.
“Go and ask them to invite Gumi and Shekau first before disturbing me. Let them face the bandits instead,” he told The Punch after the fierce face-off with the security operatives.
We didn't arrest Igboho - DSS
The Department of the State Security (DSS) said its operatives did not make any attempt to arrest a popular Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday "Igboho" Adeyemo.
In a statement on Friday, February 26, the intelligence agency through its public relations officer, Peter Afunanya, described the reported attempted arrest as misinformation.
Face bandits: Social media reacts as DSS, police attempted to arrest Sunday Igboho; video goes viral
Afunanya, in a reaction, said there was no plan to arrest the Yoruba activist, urging Nigerians to dismiss the news of the arrest.
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