JUST IN: 13 Nabbed, Firearms Seized in Raid at Sunday Igboho’s House
The Department of State of Services (DSS) this evening in Abuja paraded 13 suspects it arrested in a raid at the Ibadan residence of pro-Yoruba freedom champion, Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho.
Firearms and other items recovered during the joint security operation, were also paraded alongside the suspects, comprising 12 men and a lady.
The ammunition include seven AK-47 assault riffles, 50 cartridges, 30 fully-charged AK-47 magazines, international passports, among many others.
The raid was conducted on Thursday (today) afternoon at about 1:34pm, after intelligence revealed that arms were been stockpiled at Igboho’s house, says Dr. Peter Afunanya, the spokesperson for the DSS.
Afunanya, while briefing newsmen on the operation, said two of Igboho’s men were gunned down, while the rest were subdued and arrested.
He said only one operative who was shot by the assailants on his right hand sustained injury, but was treated and is now stable.
The DSS spokesperson, said the arrests and seizures are, no doubt, a confirmation of a grand plan by IGBOHO and his cohorts to wage a violent insurrection against the Nigerian State.
He added that Sunday IGBOHO and his group, in the guise of campaign for self-determination, have become well-armed and determined to undermine public order.
According to Dr. Ifunanya, the gun duel which lasted for an hour offered Igboho the chance to escape.
His words: “Sunday ADEYEMO a.k.a Sunday IGBOHO is now on the run. IGBOHO may run as far as he can. He may hide as long as he wants. He might have attacked security operatives as his strength carried him. But this will be the end of his shenanigans. Soon, he will not have a hiding place. His strength will sure fail him. And the law will catch up with him. The law may be slow. But it will be steady.
“Consequently, ADEYEMO/IGBOHO is advised to turn himself in to the nearest security agency. Those cheering and eulogising him may appeal to or advise him to do the needful. He should surrender himself to the appropriate authorities. He or anyone can never be above the law. Meanwhile, those arrested will be charged accordingly.”