- Some unknown gunmen have launched a serious attack on the residence of Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho
- The gunmen, in the process, kidnapped the wife of the activist and many others, while also killing some in the process
- This was disclosed by Professor Banji Akintoye, leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups
In what will continue to surprise many Nigerians, some daring gunmen have attacked the residence of Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.
The criminals who attacked his house after killing some people also kidnapped the activist's wife, The Punch Newspaper reports.
This was disclosed by Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye who is the leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua.
He said this in a statement personally signed by him and made available to newsmen by his communications manager, Maxwell Adeleye, This Day added.
"The gunmen killed seven occupants in the building and whisked Igboho’s wife and several others away.”
Former presidential candidate says FG needs Igboho, Kanu, others
Legit.ng had previously reported that Kingsley Moghalu, a former presidential candidate, called on the federal government to convene a round table talk with secessionists and all political agitators in Nigeria.
Moghalu, on Wednesday, June 2, noted that it was wrong and rather dangerous for the government to describe such persons as terrorists.
The southeast politician suggested that the best way forward at such a tensive time is a dialogue between the leadership and the agitating regions.
Criminals will be brought to book
Meanwhile, following the incessant kidnappings and killings of innocent Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that every criminal element that has taken up arms against the peace of the country would be brought to book.
Buhari also assured that as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, no effort would be spared in tackling every form of insecurity confronting Nigeria.
Speaking at the first Progressives Youths Conference on Monday, June 21, in Abuja and attended by Legit.ng, the president urged the APC youths to seize the opportunity to put unpleasant experiences and controversies of the past behind them, asking them to forge a better future for the party and the country.