The Ibadan home of Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, was attacked in the early hours of Monday.
There are conflicting reports about those who carried out the attack, but Olayomi Koiki, a media aide of Igboho, claimed soldiers were behind the attack which happened around 2am.
“We are more than capable of securing ourselves, we have chased them far from here. We cannot be intimidated because we are fully prepared and ready for them. By tomorrow morning, I am sure the government would come with false press statements, that it was a set of unknown soldiers; that was the same tactic they used to attack Fela’s mother. They equally used it during #EndSARS.
“They brought us a letter sometime ago but we rejected it because the letter was what they used to kill Dele Giwa. We have chosen to be peaceful only for them to keep looking for our trouble which we won’t hesitate to give to them,”he said.
However, another aide of Igboho, told TheCable that he cannot confirm the identity of those behind the attack. He also said the attackers were resisted.
“They came around 1am and began to shoot into the premises. They were however resisted from gaining entry. I cannot confirm the identity of the attackers now,” he said.
Also, one of Igboho’s media aide, Prince Adetunji Fabode, said it was gunmen and not the Nigerian Army personnel that attacked the residence at Soka area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
He said the incident happened around 1am on Monday, noting that nobody was hurt in the attack.
“Gunmen came in numbers, fired gunshots into the air to gain entry, but the security men on ground secured the building.
“There are some media reports claiming it was military personnel that attacked the building. It was not the military,” Fabode told Nigerian Tribune.
This is not the first time Igboho has come under attack. On January 26, 2021, one of his houses in Ibadan was set ablaze by suspected hoodlums. He claimed at the time that it was the handiwork of attackers sympathetic to Fulani herdsmen.
Igboho also claimed that security forces attempted to arrest him on Lagos-Ibadan expressway on February 26, 2021.