Unknown gunmen at the early hours of monday morning attacked the Ibadan home of Sunday Adeyemo, a self-acclaimed activist better known as Sunday Igboho.
However, conflicting and unconfirmed reports have it that soldiers carried out the attack, and the reports were also corroborated by Olayomi Koiki, a media aide of Igboho.
“We are more than capable of securing ourselves, we have chased them far from here. We cannot be intimidated because we are fully prepared and ready for them. By tomorrow morning, I am sure the government would come with false press statements, that it was a set of unknown soldiers; that was the same tactic they used to attack Fela’s mother. They equally used it during EndSARS,” he said.
“They brought us a letter sometime ago but we rejected it because the letter was what they used to kill Dele Giwa. We have chosen to be peaceful only for them to keep looking for our trouble which we won’t hesitate to give to them.”
On the other hand, Dapo Salami, who is also a media aide of Igboho, told TheCable that he cannot confirm the identity of those behind the attack. He also said the attackers were resisted.
“They came around 1am and began to shoot into the premises. They were however resisted from gaining entry. I cannot confirm the identity of the attackers now,” he said.
It would be recalled that this is not the first time Igboho has come under attack. On January 26, 2021, one of his houses in Ibadan was set ablaze by hoodlums. He claimed at the time that it was the handiwork of attackers sympathetic to Fulani herdsmen.Advertisement
He also claimed that security forces attempted to arrest him on Lagos-Ibadan expressway on February 26, 2021. Recently, he was served an invitation letter by the inspector-general of police but he refused to honour it.