Seven dead as armed men in military uniform invade Igboho home on Sunday
Banji Akintoye, head of the organization of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), revealed this Thursday in a statement made available to reporters by his communications director Maxwell Adeleye.
The statement said Igbohon’s residence in Soka region in Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, was attacked in the early hours of Thursday.
Akintoye alleged that the attack was carried out by “elements of the Nigerian army who were accompanied by international terrorists hired by the Nigerian government”.
He further revealed that the gunmen killed seven occupants of the building and took away Igboho’s wife and several others.
âThis is an emergency response to an emergency question by Ilana Omo Oodua. At around 1 a.m. today Thursday July 1, 2021, the Ibadan, Oyo State residence of one of the leading men in our struggle for self-determination in Yoruba Land, Chief Sunday Adeyemo affectionately called Sunday Igboho was unfortunately attacked by armed men.
“I want to tell the whole world that the attack was carried out by elements of the Nigerian army who were accompanied by international terrorists hired by the Nigerian state,” the statement said.
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Akintoye further revealed that the attackers were fluent in French.
âSeven people were killed by the attackers, and their bodies were taken away. Dozens of people, including the wife of Chief Ighoho, were also taken away by the armed men, âhe added.
Akintoye, who is one of the leaders of the âYoruba Nationâ, a political movement that advocates the struggle for the actualization of an independent Yoruba nation, blamed the incident on President Muhammadu Buhari.
He stressed that the attack on Igboho’s residence was unnecessary.
According to him, the agitators of the Yoruba nation have continued to abide by the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution and international laws in their quest for self-determination.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Oyo State Police Command Adewale Osifeso did not respond to multiple phone calls and texts from ICIR at the time of tabling of this report.
Additionally, Nigerian military spokesman Clement Onyeama did not respond to phone calls when ICIRThe reporter tried to contact him on Thursday.