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Gunmen Kill Two In Attack On Sunday Igboho’s House

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Unknown gunmen on Thursday morning killed two persons during an attack on the residence of Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho.

Naija News reports that the attack was carried out in Igboho’s residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State.

The killing of the yet-to-be-named individuals was confirmed by the Yoruba activist spokesperson, Olayomi Koiki.

“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 of the location where they were taken to,” the aide said in a Facebook Live.

Koiki, who said the house was attacked around 2am on Thursday, also alleged the identities of the attackers to be soldiers.

“I can confirm that those who came are definitely Nigerian soldiers. There are more than 100 soldiers that came,” Koiki said.

He added, “The situation is very active as more security operatives in about seven Nigerian Army patrol vans have arrived.”

However, the spokesman said, “He (Sunday Igboho) is currently safe.”

This online newspaper gathered that the wife of Sunday Igboho alongside other people was abducted by the gunmen who wore military clothes and reportedly spoke french.

The reported attack is coming hours to a planned rally for the secession of ‘Yoruba Nation’ in Lagos State.

Thursday attack is one of the many reported attacks on Igboho and his Ibadan residence since January 2021 when he issued a seven-day ultimatum to killer herders in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.