The country home of leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Professor Banji Akintoye, in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, was allegedly attacked by gunmen over the weekend.
A statement on Wednesday by the communication secretary of Ilana Omo Oodua, Maxwell Adeleye, said the gunmen arrived around 6am on Saturday and fired gunshots into the building.
“The security guard in the house informed me that the gunmen fired shots into the building at about 6:10am, but did not enter the house, though Baba Akintoye was not around.
“It was after they(gunmen) left that the guard, who had earlier taken cover saw the bullets in the house and damaged ceiling,” he said.
The incident, according to Adeleye, had been reported at the police area command in the state capital.
While condemning the invasion of the house, Adeleye said the group would hold the Federal Government responsible if anything untoward happens to the Akintoye or his relations.
“Bullets suspected to be from AK-47 rifles were recovered after they dropped from the ceiling onto the floor.
“Recall that few months ago, unknown armed men invaded the house of the scion of the Akintoye dynasty, Ademola, an engineer, in Agbor, Delta State, destroying the building, including his fish pond.
“The police have not arrested anyone up till this moment.
“We the Yoruba people within and beyond the horizon of Nigeria will hold the Nigerian government responsible if any evil happens to our leader or any or his relations,” the statement added.
Akintoye, a renowned historian who hails from Ado Ekiti, represented the Old Ondo State in the Senate between 1979 and 1983.