Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS), on Thursday, revealed that it recovered arms, cash and charms from the home of Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
Candidreporters.com earlier reported that in the early hours of Thursday, Igboho’s residence located at Soka area of Ibadan was invaded by some gunmen alleged to be in military uniform.
Igboho in an interview with BBC pigin said two people were killed during the raid.
The spokesman, of DSS, Peter Afunanya, in a media briefing, said the security agency recovered illegal arms — including seven AK-47 rifles — and “thousands of ammunition” during a raid on Igboho’s residence.
DSS also paraded 11 men and a woman arrested after the fierce battle.The suspects were said to be taken to Abuja while Igboho escaped.
In the words of Peter Afunanya: He said “the agency wishes to inform Nigerians and the world that Sunday Igboho and his group, in the guise of campaign for self-determination, have become well-armed and determined to undermine public order.
“This, the arrests and seizures are, no doubt, a confirmation of a grand plan by Igboho and his cohorts to wage a violent insurrection against the Nigerian State.
“The gun duel which lasted for an hour offered Igboho the chance to escape. Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho is now on the run. Igboho may run as far as he can. He may hide as long as he wants. He might have attacked security operatives as his strength carried him.
“But this will be the end of his shenanigans. Soon, he will not have a hiding place. His strength will sure fail him and the law will catch up with him. The law may be slow. But it will be steady.”
The DSS spokesman further said: “Consequently, Adeyemo/Igboho is advised to turn himself into the nearest security agency. Those cheering and eulogising him may appeal to or advise him to do the needful.
“He should surrender himself to the appropriate authorities. He or anyone can never be above the law. Meanwhile, those arrested will be charged.”