Popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, has accused the security agencies of attempting to assassinate him.
Igboho made the accusation on Saturday while featuring on a radio programme, ‘City Talks with Reuben Abati’.
He condemned the Nigerian Army, Department of State Services, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence for attacking him and his supporters on Friday along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Igboho said they were on their way to meet with 93-year-old Afenifere chieftain, Ayo Adebanjo before they were assaulted by the security agents.
He also said he pulled off his shirt because one of the DSS operatives violently held onto his shirt around his neck area in an attempt to arrest him.
Igboho said, “Why I pull off my cloth was that one of the DSS operatives held onto my shirt violently. So, I decided to put off the cloth and give it to him and we dragged the matter.
“They started shooting when we began to drag the matter. The whole episode was an embarrassment for me. I am a responsible man, I am a Yoruba citizen, I am fighting for the rights of the Yoruba people. They don’t have to embarrass me.”
He added, “I’m a businessman. I pay my tax to the Federal Government every month and I have evidence of tax payment. Should I be going on the road and some people attempt to kill me? For what? Why do they want to kill me because their plan on Friday was to assassinate me? Why?
“There is insecurity in the country. Fulani people are raping our people and killing our people in the forests but the security operatives are not going there to confront them. Instead, they are offered ransom. It is just sad that the government is threatening the common man living peacefully in the country. It should not be so.”
Naija News reports that Igboho became popular last month when he issued an eviction notice to Fulani herdsmen in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State and enforced the quit notice.