The Department of State Security (DSS) has declared popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho wanted, after he escaped arrest when they raided his residence in Oyo state.
Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman confirmed this on Thursday, while stating that the security agency recovered illegal arms — including seven AK-47 rifles — and thousands of ammunition from Igboho’s house.
Afunanya stated that the DSS operatives killed two people at Igboho’s house during a gun duel between the agency and the latter’s supporters.
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He stated that the raid was based on intelligence that the youth leader “had stockpiled arms in the place”.
“On approach to the residence, the team came under heavy gun attack by nine men, suspected to be Igboho’s guards. Six of them were armed with AK-47 guns and three others with pump-action rifles,” he said.
“In the course of the exchange, two of Igboho’s armed men were gunned down while the rest were subdued and arrested. Only one operative who was shot by the assailants on his right hand sustained injury. He has, however, received medical attention and is very stable.”