The Department of State Security Service has confirmed that a Joint Team of Security Operatives raided the residence of Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo a.k.a. SUNDAY IGBOHO at Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The Public Relation Officer of the Service Mr Peter Afunanya confirmed this in a press briefing in Abuja, Nigeria’s Capital.
Mr Afunanya said that it was based on intelligence that Sunday Igboho had stockpiled arms in the place.
“On approach to the residence, the team came under heavy gun attack by nine (9) men, suspected to be IGBOHO’s guards. Six (6) of them were armed with AK-47 gun and Three (3) others, with Pump-Action riffles.
In the course of the exchange, two (2) 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,” Afunanya explained.
The DSS Spokesperson lamented that “Nigerians and the world need to know that Sunday IGBOHO and his group, in the guise of campaign for self-determination, have become well-armed and determined to undermine public order.
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 stated that the DSS would alert foreign missions and licencing authorities within and outside Nigeria about this development and the possibility that IGBOHO could declare some of his personal permit and identity cards missing in order to seek their replacement.
Afunanya made it known that “the Five (5) AK-47 assault rifles recovered from the building are suspected to be those collected by IGBOHO’s men from Nigerian Customs and Immigration personnel at Idi Iroko, Ogun State.
The gun duel which lasted for an hour offered IGBOHO the chance to escape.
Consequently, Afunanya concluded that 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,” Afunnaya added.
Meanwhile, those arrested will be charged accordingly.