Popular Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho) has suspended the proposed Yoruba Nation Now rally, deliberate to carry in Lagos on Saturday.
The Yoruba Nation agitators had deliberate a mega rally in Lagos state being the one South-West state but to witness such.
Despite warnings, safety threats and recommendation in opposition to the rally, Igboho had insisted the rally would maintain and had known as on the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu to mobilise officers for the occasion and make sure the safety of the agitators.
However, following the assault on his home in Ibadan, Igboho, who spoke to BBC News Pidgin, acknowledged that the rally in Lagos has been suspended.
The assault on Igboho’s home resulted within the demise of at the very least two individuals and the alleged abduction of others, together with his spouse and one Lady Okay.
Igboho famous that the attackers had been unknown males in army uniform who got here into his home at Soka space within the wee hours of Thursday.
He stated, “I was at home and around 1: 30 am, I heard gunshots in front of my house and they said they are from the DSS (Department of State Services) and that they are soldiers. Sunday Igboho, come out!
“I peeped through my window, I saw them and truly they were dressed in DSS and Nigerian army uniform. I was surprised and wondered what the problem was because I haven’t killed anybody.”
Igboho added that the attack came as a surprise to him because his activism is for the safety of his people and has not been violent.
“What I’m merely doing is to combat for my folks, my rallies have at all times been peaceable, I’m combating for my household as a result of Fulani bandits killed my household, raped them and authorities refused to do the best factor for my household, that’s the reason I’ve come out to combat for them so I’m shocked.
“They killed two people during the shooting, destroyed my property, my vehicles,” he stated.
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that autos belonging to the activist, together with his G-wagon, Prado SUVs, and priceless properties, furnishings, and home windows had been destroyed.
Bullet holes had been additionally discovered on the buildings within the compound whereas bloodstains had been seen on the premises by our correspondent.
Speaking to SaharaReporters, an aide to the Ighoho who stated he witnessed the incident stated the attackers took away jewelry and an enormous amount of money belonging to the Yoruba activist and his household.
“Around 1 am, we started hearing gunshots, there was pandemonium everywhere. Then we saw soldiers, they were dressed as if they were going for a battle. Before we knew what was happening, they started targeting places where people sleep in the house.
“It was God that saved me and others, they came prepared. Only God knows how they identified Igboho’s room, they went there, took his money and jewellery. Same as that of his wife and other family members.
“They even took away his cat when they didn’t see him. They claimed it might be Igboho that turned to the cat, so they took it away.
“They shot at the cars and riddled the glasses and doors with bullets.”