News Investigators/ Gunmen have abducted the wife of the popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday “Igboho” Adeyemo, after killing some members of the household.
The attackers invaded his house in the early hours of Thursday.
This was disclosed by Banji Akintoye, a professor emeritus and leader of the Ilana Omo Oodua group, a coalition of Yoruba secessionist groups.
The statement released by Mr. Akintoye’s Communications Manager, Maxwell Adeleye, said the gunmen, dressed in military uniform, carted away with Igboho’s wife and several others after killing seven other occupants of the home.
“The assailants were all dressed in military uniform and spoke French language fluently,” he said.
The attack on the Yoruba activist’s home comes less than three days to the planned “Yoruba Nation” rally scheduled to hold on July 3 in Lagos.
Earlier, Mr. Adeyemo had insisted that the Lagos rally would hold as planned, assuring that it would be peaceful like other previous one in state capitals of south west states.
“This is to confirm to the general public that the Lagos State Mega Rally scheduled for this Saturday, 3rd of July 2021 will hold as planned.
“We are using this medium to ask the CP (Commissioner of Police) Lagos State to protect all the Yorubas coming into the state for this peaceful Mega Rally because of all the information about some individuals and group of people trying to disrupt the peaceful rally.
“Chief Sunday Igboho cannot stop this rally because it’s all the Yorubas that want the rally to hold and the Yoruba Nation is bigger than him.
“Rally holds at Ojota and it starts at 9 am,” it added.
Recalled that this is the second attack on Mr. Adeyemo’s house in Ibadan since the beginning of his agitation to rid the south west states of killer herdsmen.