Two persons were reportedly killed on Thursday during the attack on the residence of Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, in Soka area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
His spokesperson, Olayomi Koiki, who said the house was attacked around 1am on Thursday, alleged that the attackers are soldiers.
“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 the location where they were taken to.
“I can confirm that those who came are definitely Nigerian soldiers. There are more than 100 soldiers that came,”Koiki said in a Faceboolk Live.
He, however, said Sunday Igboho is currently in a safe place.
It was gathered that cars parked in the compound and walls of the house were riddled with bullets during the invasion.
Some occupants of the house were said to have been whisked away by the invaders who were said to have dressed in military camouflage.
The latest attack is one in a series of attacks on Igboho and his Ibadan residence since January 2021, when he issued a seven-day ultimatum to herdsmen in Ibarapa area of Oyo State.
Sunday Igboho suspends Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos
Sunday Igboho has suspended the planned Yoruba Nation rally scheduled to hold in Lagos on Saturday.
Recall that Yoruba Nation agitators have been holding rallies across the South West, with the one for Lagos scheduled for Saturday.
However, Igboho who spoke to BBC News Pidgin, stated that the rally in Lagos has been suspended.
He disclosed this few hours after his Soka residence in Ibadan was invaded on Thursday.
Igboho’s announcement runs contrary to what the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua said. The group, in a statement on Friday declared that the Yoruba Nation rally slated for Lagos on Saturday will go on as planned.
The statement signed by leader of the group, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, and made available to newsmen by his Communications Manager, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, read in part: “We want to confirm again that the Pro-Yoruba Nation rally scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 3rd, in Lagos will proceed as scheduled.”