Supporters of wanted Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho have taken to the streets of Ibadan, Oyo State, to protest last Thursday’s midnight raid by the Department of State Services (DSS) on his residence.
The protesters gathered in front of the residence of Igboho in the Sooka area of Ibadan from where they took to the streets around 12 noon on Wednesday.
They were heard chanting, “No retreat, no surrender!”, “Oodua Nation!”, “Sunday Igboho is not a criminal!” among other phrases. They also carried placards displaying similar phrases.
A leader of the protesting youths, whose name was unknown as of the time of filing this report, addressed the gathering before they took off.
He declared that they would march to the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji; and from there proceed to the Government House, among other places.
“It is a peaceful demonstration; we are marching there to demand the release of the detained persons. We are not afraid of teargas; we are marching to demand the rights of our people.
“We want them to bring the killers of Adogan and Alfa to book.
“The government must pay the N500m damages as requested by Igboho’s lawyer for the destruction of his house and property during the invasion.
“We want the Obas to make this happen within seven days,” he said.
Top Naija had earlier reported that the DSS raided the residence of Igboho in a swat team around 1am on Thursday.
Although Igboho had escaped the attack, his house and cars were riddled with bullets while bloodstains splashed over the floors of the house.
The secret police also stated that it killed two of his associates in a gun fight. Thirteen of Igboho’s guards and close associates were subsequently paraded in Abuja on Thursday evening.
DSS had since declared Igboho wanted. He is being accused of stockpiling weapons to allegedly destabilise the nation under the pretense of agitation for Yoruba Nation but he has since denied the claim, stating that he protects himself with charms and not weapons.