A former Assistant Director with the Department of State Services, Dennis Amachree, on Friday said joining the Amotekun Security outfit would have helped Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho.
The former DSS Director spoke on Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily.
According to him, “The action of the DSS is preemptive and it is also a warning to all those who have been stockpiling arms in different parts of the country.”
“We have Amotekun. Why is Sunday not operating with Amotekun? This is a question that should be asked but he is operating a separate thing different from Amotekun and of course, having all kinds of weapons.
“With all those loaded magazines, that means he is ready for war and I don’t think that is the way to go. If people are going for self-determination, there are peaceful ways of going about it,” the ex-DSS official added.
FirstNews had reported that the Department of State Service and other security operatives raided the Ibadan, Oyo State, home of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
DSS also said it recovered illegal arms, cash and charms from Igboho’s Ibadan home during the raid.
DSS spokesperson, Dr Peter Afunanya, disclosed this on Thursday evening while displaying the seized items during a press conference on the incident.
Afunanya said the security agency recovered the illegal arms, including seven AK-47 rifles and “thousands of ammunition” during a raid on Igboho’s residence.
He said the raid was based on intelligence that Igboho was stockpiling arms to cause unrest.
The DSS spokesman said when the security operatives approached Igboho’s house, they were attacked by six of his boys who allegedly engaged them in a gun battle.
Afunaya said while two of Igboho’s men were killed, a DSS operative sustained injuries during the incident.
He said Igboho escaped during the gun battle, adding that the Yoruba Nation agitator is on the run but the law would catch up with him.