Yoruba nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo (a.k.a Sunday Igboho) has been declared wanted after a raid on his Ibadan home by a joint team of security operatives.
During the early morning raid, about 1:34 am on Thursday, two of Igboho’s men were killed, 13 were arrested and taken to Abuja. Igboho escaped.
Arms, ammunition, charms among other items, were recovered from the house after almost one hour of gun exchange between security operatives and Igboho’s guards.
Department of State Services (DSS) said last night that security operatives carried out the raid after an intelligence report confirmed the stockpiling of arms in the house.
DSS spokesman Dr. Peter Afunanya told reporters that when security operatives approached the house, they came under heavy gunfire from nine of Igboho’s men. Afunanya said six of the men were armed with AK-47 while the three had pump action rifles.
Afunanya explained that Igboho escaped during the exchange of gunfire. He urged Igboho to turn himself in to the security agencies.
Various weapons, cash and charms were recovered in the raid, Afunanya said.
In a statement he read at a news conference, the DSS spokesman said: “In the early hours (about 0134 hours) of today, (1st July, 2021), a joint team of security operatives raided the residence of Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo a.k.a. Sunday Igboho at Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State. This was based on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place. On approach to the residence, the team came under heavy gun attack by nine (9) men, suspected to be Igboho’s guards. Six (6) of them were armed with AK-47 gun and Three (3) others, with Pump-Action riffles.
“In the course of the exchange, two (2) of Igboho’s armed men were gunned down while the rest were subdued and arrested. Only one operative who was shot by the assailants on his right hand sustained injury. He has however received medical attention and he is very stable.
“Afterwards, the team procedurally searched the house and subsequently recovered the following among others