Two people have been killed as gunmen, in military uniform, abducted the wife of Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, during an attack on his house in the early hours of Thursday.
The leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
Igboho was not at home during the attack.
The statement was titled, ‘Yoruba Nation: Elements of the Nigerian Army, Accompanied by International Terrorists hired by the Nigerian State attacked Sunday Ighoho’s Residence – Akintoye.’
It alleged that “the assailants were all dressed in military uniform and spoke French language fluently.”
“The gunmen killed seven occupants in the building and whisked Igboho’s wife and several others away,” the statement added.
One of the media aides of Igboho, Olayomi Koiki, also confirmed the attack on social media. He said that men in army uniforms carried out the attack.
Also a media aide to the youth leader, Dapo Salami, told TheCable via telephone conversation that two people were killed by the attackers while the CCTVs in Igboho’s room and other areas of the house were taken away.
“Two people were confirmed killed but there could be more. They shot hundreds of bullets into the house. The CCTV in Igboho’s house was taken away. The attackers also took away jewellery and huge amount of cash belonging to Igboho and his family. They came around 1 am and left around 2.30am. They actually took their time to attack the house. We can confirmed that the attackers were in army and DSS uniforms,” he said.
Adewale Oyefeso, public relations officer of the Oyo state police command, has not responded to the attack as of the time of filing the report.
This comes 72 hours to the planned Yoruba Nation rally slated for Saturday in Lagos.
Akintoye and Igboho were billed to attend the rally.