Bode Akinbode, Ibadan.
There was sporadic shooting at the Soka, Ibadan residence of the prominent Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemi also known as Sunday Igboho in the early hours of Monday.
In a video recorded by Igboho’s spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, it was alleged that soldiers of the Nigeria Army attempted to put the house under siege, with a probable attempt to arrest the activist.
Drawing attention of the international community to the development, Koiki who described the situation as a huge challenge, called on all Yoruba sons and daughters to rise in solidarity and fight for their ‘freedom’.
“We are more than capable to secure ourselves, we have chased them far from here, I am sure you can hear gunshots. That is them shooting from afar, we cannot be intimidated because we are fully prepared and ready for them,” Koiki stated.
On who could be responsible for the alleged attack, Koiki who linked the situation to the Federal Government explained that the Governor Seyi Makinde-led Oyo State government would have a hand in it.
“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 letter sometimes ago but we rejected it because 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,” Koiki boasted.
It would be recalled that Nigeria Police and their counterparts from the Department of State Service (DSS) in February was alleged to have teamed up and reportedly tried to arrest Igboho on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
However, the allegation was denied by both the Police and the DSS, describing it as a fake.