- Fresh details have emerged about a raid on the home of Sunday Igboho, an activist
- A spokesperson of Igboho alleged that soldiers are behind the raid
- The military has not made any comment about the incident
A self-styled Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, has alleged that soldiers have invaded his Ibadan residence with the intent of arresting him.
According to Premium Times, Igboho made the allegation through his spokesperson, Olayomi Koiki
Koiki speaking in a Facebook broadcast alleged that soldiers came to Igboho’s residence at around 2am on Monday morning, April 26.
‘’We are more than capable of securing ourselves, we have chased them far from here. I am sure you can hear gunshots. That is them shooting from afar, we cannot be intimidated because we are fully prepared and ready for them.
“By tomorrow morning, I am sure the government would come with false press statements, that it was a set of unknown soldiers, that was the same tactic they used to attack Fela’s mother. They equally used it during #EndSARS.''
Leadership reported that the spokesperson accused the federal government of deploying soldiers to arrest the activist.
He said the Oyo state government may have a hand in the alleged plot to detain Igboho.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that some unknown gunmen were said to have attacked the Ibadan residence of Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho.
According to the BBC Yoruba service, the attack occurred in the early hours of Monday morning, on April 26.
The publication stated that gunfire was heard in front of Igboho's house located in the Soka area of Ibadan.
A spokesperson to the activist, Dapo Salami, told the BBC that the gunmen stormed the residence at 1am.
In another report, the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has distanced itself from the secessionist call being championed by Sunday Igboho.
Igboho had recently said Yoruba is no longer part of Nigeria, calling on people of the ethnic group residing in the north to go back home.
However, Kunle Olajide, the secretary-general of the YCE said Igboho does not represent the Yoruba people in his call for secession, The Cable reported.