The Department of State Services, DSS, has accused Sunday Igboho, of considering to stage war against the country and has consequently declared him a wanted man.
Spokesman of the Service, Peter Afunanya, said in Abuja on Thursday, July 1, 2021, that its operators raided the activist’s residence.
In justifying the action, Afunanya said the Service had intelligent information which indicated that he had stockpiled arms in the place.
‘‘On approach to the residence, the team came under heavy gun attack by nine (9) men, suspected to be IGBOHO’s guards. Six (6) of them were armed with AK-47 gun and Three (3) others, with Pump-Action riffles.
‘‘In the course of the exchange, two (2) of IGBOHO’s armed men were gunned down; while the rest were subdued and arrested. Only one operative who was shot by the assailants on his right hand sustained injury. He has however received medical attention and is very stable.’’
Afunanya, claimed that a number of arms and ammunition as well as charms and other personal effects were recovered from the residence. Some of the items recovered are: seven (7) AK-47 assault rifles; three (3) Pump Action guns; thirty (30) fully charged AK-47 magazines; five Thousand (5,000) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition; five (5) Cutlasses; one (1) Jack knife; one (1) Pen Knife; two (2) Pistol holsters and one (1) binoculars.
Others were a wallet containing Five (5) US Dollars in one (1) Dollar denomination; local and international driver’s licences in his name; ATM Cards; a German residence permit No. YO2N6K1NY bearing Sunday Igboho’s name; two (2) whistles; five (5) Cartridges; eighteen (18) Walkie-Talkies; three Voodoo charm jackets/traditional body armour; two (2) Laptops (One (1) Toshiba and One (1) Compaq); and his International Passport among others.
Afunanya, said 13 suspects, 12 males and a female, were arrested and have been brought to Abuja.
The spokesman said the five AK-47 rifles recovered from the building are suspected to be those collected from Nigerian Customs and Immigration personnel at Idi Iroko, Ogun State.
He suspected that Igboho may have escaped during the gun battle at his home and assured that they will soon catch up with him except he turn himself up.
‘‘Sunday ADEYEMO a.k.a Sunday IGBOHO is now on the run. IGBOHO may run as far as he can. He may hide as long as he wants. He might have attacked security operatives as his strength carried him.
”But this will be the end of his shenanigans. Soon, he will not have a hiding place. His strength will sure fail him. And the law will catch up with him. The law may be slow. But it will be steady,’’ he said.