The leader of the Yoruba nation movement, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, has postponed his proposed secession rally in Lagos State, following gunmen invasion of his residence, killing at least two persons, and destroyed property worth millions of naira.
Igboho said that the rally earlier been organised to demand self-government for the Southwest region was postponed after evaluating safety and security issues that could arise during demonstrations in the state.
He announced the postponement on Thursday after the gunmen allegedly whisked some members of his family away during an attack that started at about 1 am and lasted for several minutes.
During the interview with newsmen, the activist narrated that the gunmen, who were in military uniform, arrived at his residence in Soka axis of Ibadan and begun to shot sporadically as well as demanded that he stepped out of his room.
According to him, the presence of the law enforcement officers is still a surprise considering that I did not kill anyone nor did I swindle any Nigerian to have warranted that number of military personnel.
He added: “I fight for my family (Yoruba) because Fulani bandits killed my family, rape them. The government refused to do the right thing for my family. That is why I am fighting for them, so I am surprised. They killed people during the shooting, and they destroyed my property and my vehicles”.