Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has condemned the midnight attack on the residence of Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Igboho, in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State on Thursday.
Adams stated that eight persons were killed in the attack while the house and cars were riddled with bullets.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, Adams expressed that the attack was a ploy to silence Igboho from expressing his views on the state of the nation.
The Yoruba generalissimo, however, challenged the Federal Government to investigate the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident and also bring the perpetrators to book.
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“The attack on Sunday Igboho’s house is most unfortunate. It is a reflection of the fact that our lives as Nigerians are of no value to the government. And the truth is that nobody is safe in this country.
“The recent attack was the second in six months. The first was in January when his Soka resident was razed by unknown arsonists. And up till date, nobody had been apprehended in respect of the ugly incident.
“Those agitating for Yoruba nation have been the targets of this administration and the two attempts at Igboho’s houses within six months cannot be said to be ordinary. They were ploys to cow him and frustrate him.
“We cannot continue to live in fear and trepidations. We cannot continue to live in perpetual crisis where our lives and properties are not secured.
“Igboho is being hunted because of his beliefs in the struggle for the liberation of Yoruba race and those behind these two attacks should be warned that any attack on Igboho is an attack on all of us that are in the struggle for the liberation of Yoruba race. It is sad that this government is intolerant of other people’s views.”