The wife of Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba rights campaigner, has been kidnapped by gunmen who raided his home in the early hours of Thursday.
According to Ilana Omo Oodua, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, the leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination organisations.
Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, his Communications Manager, signed a statement on his behalf and made it available to reporters.
The statement was titled, ‘Yoruba Nation: Elements of the Nigerian Army, Accompanied by International Terrorists hired by the Nigerian State attacked Sunday Ighoho’s Residence – Akintoye.’
According to the Communications Manager, Akintoye alleged that “the assailants were all dressed in military uniform and spoke French language fluently.
“He further said that the gunmen killed seven occupants in the building and whisked Igboho’s wife and several others away.”
The incident happened 72 hours to the Yoruba Nation rally slated for Saturday in Lagos which will be attended by Akintoye and Igboho.