At least two persons were killed on Thursday, when unknown gunmen attacked the house of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, in Ibadan, Oyo State.
It was gathered that cars and valuable items were destroyed in the attack which came two days to the Yoruba Nation rally slated for Lagos on Saturday.
TheCable reports that an associate of Igboho said some gunmen raided the house located in Soka area of Ibadan around 1:00 am.
The Igboho’s ally stated that the gunmen targeted places where people sleep in the house.
He added that the assailants gained entry into vital areas.
“There is blood everywhere. They destroyed all the cars in the house; Prado Jeep, G-Wagon and other cars including the ones belonging to his staff. They were all destroyed. You can see gun shots on the walls and on the windows”, he said.
“They shot at the cars and riddled the glasses and doors with bullets. People don’t sleep in cars at night, so why pumping so much bullets in them? From the look of things, they were ready for the attack. It was planned, well co-ordinated”.
He, however, said Igboho was not in the house during the attack.
“This is the house where he lives in Ibadan but he is not around now. The attackers did not meet him at home,” he added.
Olayomi Koiki, spokesperson of the Yoruba activist, also confirmed the attack.
He claimed that men in army uniforms carried out the attack.
Dapo Salami, another aide to Igboho, confirmed that two people were killed by the attackers.
Salami added that the CCTVs in Igboho’s room and other areas of the house were taken away.
“Two people were confirmed killed but there could be more. They shot hundreds of bullets into the house. The CCTV in Igboho’s house was taken away. The attackers also took away jewellery and huge amount of cash belonging to Igboho and his family. They came around 1 am and left around 2.30am. They actually took their time to attack the house. We can confirmed that the attackers were in army and DSS uniforms,” he said.
The Oyo State police command has not made any comment on the attack.
This is not the first time unknown gunmen would attack Igboho’s house.
One of his houses in the area was allegedly set on fire by gunmen who invaded the residence on January 26, 2021.
Also, his second house located in the Soka area of Ibadan was attacked on April 26, 2021.