Igboho Threatens Nigerian Army as his Armed Thugs Attack DSS Operatives
The Leader of Yoruba Nation, a secessionist group, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has warned that any attack by the Nigerian Army on the South-East will be repelled by his group just as his thugs reportedly attacked operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS).
In a statement by his media aide, Olayomi Koiki, Igboho said attacks on the South-East is an attack on the Yoruba people, urging the government to put a stop to raids in the South-East region.
The statement read, “We would like to inform the Federal Government Of Nigeria that any attack on the South-East is an attack on the Yorubas. Biafra people have been targeted by the Nigeria Army and if there are any further attacks on them, we would have no other option but to support our brothers and sisters in Biafraland.”
Meanwhile, armed thugs loyal to self-styled Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, on Saturday assaulted officials of the State Security Service (SSS) during the Yoruba nation rally in Osogbo, Osun State.
A video clip shows the assault on the security operatives who were maintaining order at the palace of the Ataoja of Osogbo, Jimoh Olanipekun.
Premium Times reports that the thugs who attacked the officials could be heard calling them ‘DSS’ officials even as they assaulted them.
The incident occured when Mr Igboho (whose real name is Sunday Adeyemo) and thugs were leaving the palace of the monarch. The thugs accused the SSS officials of ‘trailing’ Mr Igboho.
From the video, the thugs were seen attacking the security officials. They also manhandled at least two of them. Some of the operatives sustained injuries from the attack. Another security official was also seen holding tightly to his pistol while Mr Igboho’s thugs mobbed him.
The thugs later drove through the streets of Osogbo, shooting sporadically into the air and urging residents not to vote in 2023.