The self-styled Yoruba activist,Sunday Adeyemo popularly called ‘Sunday Igboho’ said the alleged recovered ammunitions in his home does not belong to him, but planted by the security operatives to implicate and prosecute him
Penpushing reports that, the leader of agitators for Yoruba nation made this known in a statement by his spokesperson, Olayemi Koiki, on Friday, adding that he is being persecuted by the Nigerian government for his resistance to the incessant killings, raping and kidnapping of his people in South-west of the country by armed Fulani herdsmen.
“The failure of President Muhammed Buhari and his government to curb the criminal activities of the murderous herdsmen necessitated my intervention.I ordinarily would not have intervened if the government had lived up to its responsibility of securing the Southwest and Nigeria at large from the criminal activities of the President’s ethnic men’, he said.
“Of public knowledge, my intervention has not let to any loss of life or bloodshed. My means of curbing criminality is to chase the criminal Fulani herdsmen out of their hideouts in company of the people of the affected communities’.
“It is because of the foreseen government persecution that videos of such interventions were transmitted live on social media. Nigerians, the security operatives, and the presidency are aware that I have never moved against the peaceful Fulani’s and other tribes living peacefully in the Southwest. My unjust persecution for defending my people and community is therefore surprising and unwarranted’
Penpushing further reports Igboho said the ammunitions being paraded in the media by the Department of Security Service(DSS) were from their armoury to frame him, adding that he is known to protect himself with traditional powers, not with guns
“Federal government framed me up and the sequence of events brings the truth bare. Why would the security agents invade my home at night and destroy my surveillance cameras before carrying out their operation if not that they had an ulterior motive?
“In this modern age of technological advancement, why did the security operatives not put on body cameras to record their activities from the point of entry to their time of exit? Their action is a testament that the Buhari regime is incapable of using desperate approaches to silence peaceful social interventions”
Penpushing also reports that Igboho in the statement said he a law-abiding citizen without blemish, and advised President Mughammed Buhari to desist from using falsehood and unholy tactics to soil his name.
The Yoruba nation agitator emphasized that such energy should be devoted to taming the herdsmen and bandits freely committing heinous crimes across the country with impunity because their kinsman is in power.
“I advise President Buhari to, in the interest of Nigerians that voted him to power, order his henchmen to desist from using falsehood and unholy tactics to soil my name. Such energy should be devoted to taming the herdsmen and bandits freely committing heinous crimes across Nigeria with impunity because their kinsman is in power’, he stated.
“Yoruba people would not be demanding for a nation if the government had lived up to its responsibilities. Self-determination is not a crime and all efforts to silence us and acquire our ancestral land for local and foreign criminal herdsmen will fail”,Igboho declared
Penpushing reports that, it is recalled that, Igboho’s house, located in Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State Capital was invaded around 1:00 a.m. on Thursday, by joint security operatives, destroying his. vehicles, including his G-wagon, Prado Jeep, and some valuable properties including furniture.
The spokesperson of Department of State Security Service(DSS), Peter Afunaya, confirmed the incident at a press conference alleging that a total of seven AK 47 rifles were recovered, alongside pump action guns and 5,000 rounds of ammunition including other weapons.
Penpushing further reports that, he said the recoveryies were made after a hot gun duel between them and Igboho’s guards,admitting that. two of Igboho’s men were killed in the process while a security agent was shot on the right hand and currently responding to treatment.
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