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JUST IN: Two killed in Igboho’s house attack – Aide


Sunday Igboho

Two persons have been reportedly killed during an early morning attack on the residence of Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State, his spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, has said.

Sunday Igboho’s aide, on Facebook Live, Koiki said, “The situation now is very bad. Two Yoruba sons have been killed in the house of Chief Sunday Igboho. The two dead bodies have been taken away by the military. We do not know of the location where they were taken to.”

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Koiki, who said the house was attacked around 1 am on Friday, also alleged the identities of the attackers to be soldiers.

“I can confirm that those who came are definitely Nigerian soldiers. There are more than 100 soldiers that came,” Koiki said.

He added, “The situation is very active as more security operatives in about seven Nigerian Army patrol vans have arrived.”

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However, the spokesman said, “He (Sunday Igboho) is currently safe.”

WuzupNigeria reported that cars and walls of the house were riddled with bullets during the invasion.

Some of the occupants of the house were said to have been whisked away by the invaders who dressed in military camouflage.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Adewale Osifeso, when contacted, said he also heard about the invasion but he would have to find out what happened.

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Thursday attack is one of the many reported attacks on Igboho and his Ibadan residence since January 2021 when he issued a seven-day ultimatum to killer herders in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State.

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