There was another attempt to attack Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Igboho), a Yoruba Freedom fighter by some yet-to-be-identified people at his Soka residence, Ibadan, in Oyo state. The intruders, according to his spokespersons, Mr Koiki Olayomi and Dapo Salami, have confirmed the futile attack on Chief Sunday Igboho. According to them, the attackers stormed the house around 1:30 am and attempted to set it ablaze but they were resisted by the vigilant security aides of Igboho.
The two aides didn’t confirm if there were an exchange of gunshots. However, it was gathered that the two sides exchanged gunfire. Koiki, on his Facebook page said the gunmen invaded the home of Sunday Igboho located at Soka area of Ibadan in the early hours of Monday. Some residents of the area said they were praying earnestly while the gunshots were being fired.
Although, one of the spokespersons alleged that the gunmen were from government, there was nothing to prove this claim. Koiki warned that if the security agents did not leave his boss alone, it might be the beginning of the problem that the government was waiting for.
According to Koiki, “The gunmen came at exactly 1.30 am. They attempted to enter the house but they were resisted. I cannot confirm the number of those who came. But, they came and they were resisted. “We are not suspecting anyone, but we know that some people came. They came and they were resisted, that is just it.”
Salami said, “Yes, the hoodlums came to the Soka residence of Chief Sunday Igboho at 1:30 am but there was stuff resistance by our men.”
When asked if the attackers were able to get Chief Igboho, he said “no” adding that Chief Igboho was safe. “I have not seen him this morning. But, the attackers couldnot get to him. He is in a safe place now.” He added that the bandits attempted to burn down the house but they were unable to do so.
A resident wondered why this present government was trying to curry problem for itself and why the government should be trailing someone who is just protecting his people when the government has failed to do so.
The resident said, “There are criminals out there who have been bold enough to own up to attacks on some people, this same government is not after them. It appears the government wants to cause problem in the country”.