Yoruba Nation: Igboho Cancels Lagos Rally

Yoruba Nation: Igboho Cancels Lagos Rally

Leader of the Yoruba Nation agitation, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has cancelled off the mega rally scheduled to hold in Lagos on Saturday.

The suspension came hours after his residence in Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital was attacked by gunmen, dressed in military uniform.

No fewer than five persons were killed during the attack.

His wife was also kidnapped by the attackers.

Vehicles, furniture owned by the activist were damaged.

Igboho had initially said he would go ahead with the 3rd July mega rally despite the attack.

In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Igboho confirmed that his wife was kidnapped, and that two persons were killed during the attack on his home.

Igboho said that he was in his house around 1:30am and that he heard gunshots in front of his house and shout, saying that the people were saying they were DSS and soldiers, and asked him to come out.

He said he peeped through his window and that he saw the gunmen dressed in DSS and Nigerian army uniform, adding that he was surprised as he did not kill anybody.

Igboho stated that the attack came as a surprise to him because he is an activist for the safety of the people and that he is a violent-free man.

According to him, he is fighting for the people and that the proposed rally was supposed to be peaceful.

“I fight for my family (Yoruba) because Fulani bandits killed my family, rape them. Government refused to do the right thing for my family. That is why I am fighting for them, so I am surprised.

“They killed two people during the shooting, and they destroyed my property and my vehicles”.

From our media investigation, we have it on a good authority that some of Sunday Igboho’s allies and Supporters, and fellow organisers of the now aborted Lagos mega rally are currently on the run as they’re also on the wanted list of the Nigerian authority.
As a result, the Nigerian authorities have released the names of some of the wanted members of the Yoruba Nation agitators who are currently on the run to evade arrest.

The names includes, Emmanuel Adebayo, Babatunde Omobuwa, Olaonipekun, Oyeleke Oyerinde and Oyedele Gbenga.

The above names are believed to be on the run to escape being arrested, tried or even killed as a direct result of their involvement in organizing the botched Yoruba Nation Lagos Mega Rally originally scheduled to hold on the 3rd of July, 2021.

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Abiodun Adisa is the CEO of Applaud Multimedia Services Publisher of Applaud News Magazine and Online @www.applaudnews.com.ng

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