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Ibadan residents protest DSS raid on Sunday Igboho’s house

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Ibadan residents protest DSS raid on Sunday Igboho’s house



Supporters of wanted Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, have taken to the streets of Ibadan, Oyo State capital, to protest last Thursday’s midnight raid on his residence by the Department of State Services.

The demonstrators gathered in front of Igboho’s house in the Soka area of Ibadan from where they took to the streets at about 12. 00 noon on Wednesday.

They were heard chanting “No retreat, no surrender!” “Oodua Nation!” “Sunday Igboho is not a criminal!” among other solidarity songs, The PUNCH reports.

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They also carried placards displaying similar phrases.

A unnamed leader of the protesting youths as of the time of filing this report, addressed the gathering before they took off.

He said they would march to the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji; and from there proceed to the Government House, amongst other places.

“It is a peaceful demonstration; we are marching there to demand the release of the detained persons. We are not afraid of teargas, we are marching to demand the rights of our people.

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“We want them to bring the killers of Adogan and Alfa to book.

“The government must pay the N500m damages as requested by Igboho’s lawyer for the destruction of his house and property during the invasion.

“We want the Obas to make this happen within seven days,” he said.

WuzupNigeria reported that the DSS invaded the residence of Igboho around 1am on Thursday.

Though Igboho escaped unhurt, his house and cars were riddled with bullets resulting in bloodstains splattered over the floors and walls of the residence.

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The DSS also killed two of his associates in a gun duel. Thirteen of Igboho’s guards and close associates were later paraded in Abuja on Thursday evening.

The secret police had since declared Igboho wanted. The activist is being accused of stockpiling weapons to allegedly destabilise the country under the guise of agitation for Yoruba nation but he has since denied the allegation, saying he protects himself with charms and not weapons.

 

Details later…

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