Barely five days after the repatriation of the Biafra secessionist agitator and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu back to Nigeria, reports indicate that the Soka, Ibadan residence of Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho came under heavy attacks around 1:00 am on Thursday morning.
Igboho’s spokesman, Olayomi Koiki confirmed this in a Facebook Live chat.
“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.”
However, the spokesman said, “He (Sunday Igboho) is currently safe.”
Eye witnesses accounts indicate that cars and walls 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 were claimed to have dresses 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 find out to know what happened.
The reported attack is coming hours to a planned rally for the secession of ‘Yoruba Nation’ in Lagos State. Igboho has been going across the South-West geopolitical zone to crusade his secessionist campaign, citing injustice meted out to the people of the region as well as worsening insecurity as reasons for his agitation.
Igboho, at various times, had supported the secessionist agitation of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, who is in the custody of the Nigerian security forces for alleged terrorism-related charges.
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.
Recall that Igboho’s residence was attacked by faceless hoodlums on January 26, 2021, and the property was torched.