The Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday evening confirmed that a team of joint security operatives raided the Ibadan home of Yoruba Nation agitator Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.
Spokesperson for the DSS, Dr Peter Afunanya, who disclosed this in a briefing with journalists on Thursday night, said a joint team of security operatives raided Igboho's residence around 1.34am on Thursday, following intelligence reports he was stockpiling arms.
A statement Afunanaya delivered at the briefing reads: "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 guns 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 is very stable
"Afterwards, the team procedurally searched the house and subsequently recovered the following among others:
i. Seven (7) AK-47 assault rifles;
ii. Three (3) Pump Action guns;
iii. Thirty (30) fully charged AK-47 magazines;
iv. Five Thousand (5,000) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition;
v. Five (5) Cutlasses, One (1) Jack knife, One (1) Pen Knife
vi. Two (2) Pistol holsters;
vii. One (1) binoculars
viii. A wallet containing Five (5) US Dollars in one (1) Dollar denomination; local and international driver's licenses in his name, ATM Cards, a German residence permit No. YO2N6K1NY bearing his name;
ix. Two (2) whistles;
x. Fifty (5) Cartridges;
xi. Eighteen (18) Walkie-Talkies;
xii. Three Voodoo charm jackets/traditional body armour;
xiii. Two (2) Laptops (One (1) Toshiba and One (1) Compaq); and
xiv. His International Passport and those of many others (as displayed here). Further exploitation and forensic analysis are ongoing.
"Aside the items recovered from the building, about thirteen (13) suspects including twelve (12) males and one (1) female were arrested and brought to Abuja. While one suspect is being profiled…"
The DSS has now displayed items that were recovered from the home following the raid.