… alleges eight people killed during raid
Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, on Thursday warned that any further attack on the Yoruba Nation champion, Sunday Igboho, may lead to war in the country.
The Yoruba traditional Generalisemo, while condemning the attack on Igboho’s residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State, said eight persons were killed in the early Thursday morning attack while the building and all the vehicles parked inside its premises were riddled with bullets.
FirstNews had reported the attack on the resident in the early hours of Thursday.
Adams, in his reaction in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, said the nocturnal attack was a ploy to silence Igboho.
He called on the Federal Government to investigate the matter and bring the perpetrators to book within a short period of time.
Adams statement read, “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 residence 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.”
Adams also warned that Killing Ighoho would lead to war in the country.
“The video clip of the attack on Sunday Igboho’s house was a show of death and destruction. About eight people were allegedly killed in the attack, with wanton destruction to his property. The information at my disposal also indicates that the attack was allegedly done by the Nigerian Army in collaboration with foreign terrorists.
“Imagine Igboho was killed in the attack, it might lead to a raging war. Remember the case of Boko Haram leader, Muhammed Yusuff, that was killed in 2009. The death of Yusuff became Nigeria’s nemesis and Boko Haram has created the most challenging problem in Nigeria till today.
“As far as I am concerned, I don’t support anything that negates the law or anybody that disobeys the law. However, the Federal Government should be able to tolerate other people’s view, by taking into consideration, the rights of every citizen as it is in the constitution. This is what makes democracy thrive.”