Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), a well-known Yoruba independence fighter, has called off the planned Yoruba Nation Now protest in Lagos on Saturday.
The Yoruba Nation agitators planned a massive gathering in Lagos, the only South-West state that has yet to see one.
Despite warnings, security threats, and advise to the contrary, Igboho insisted on holding the rally and called on Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, to mobilize officers for the event and secure the agitators’ safety.
However, following the attack on his home in Ibadan, Igboho told BBC News Pidgin that the gathering in Lagos would be canceled.
At least two people were killed in the attack on Igboho’s house, while others were allegedly kidnapped, including his wife and Lady K.
The attackers, according to Igboho, were unidentified guys in military attire who broke into his house in the early hours of Thursday morning in the Soka neighborhood.
He said, “I was at home and around 1:30 am, I heard gunshots in front of my house and they said they are from the DSS (Department of State Services) and that they are soldiers. Sunday Igboho, come out!
“I peeped through my window, I saw them and truly they were dressed in DSS and Nigerian army uniform. I was surprised and wondered what the problem was because I haven’t killed anybody.”
Igboho added that the attack came as a surprise to him because his activism is for the safety of his people and has not been violent.
“What I am simply doing is to fight for my people, my rallies have always been peaceful, I am fighting for my family because Fulani bandits killed my family, raped them and government refused to do the right thing for my family, that is why I have come out to fight for them so I am surprised.
“They killed two people during the shooting, destroyed my property, my vehicles,” he said.