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Igboho ‘disappears’ as DSS intensifies manhunt

The whereabouts of wanted Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho is unknown even by his close associates

The self-styled separatist has literally disappeared following a manhunt for him by the Department of State Services for allegedly stockpiling arms to destabilise Nigeria.

Some of Igboho’s associates, who spoke with the Punch on condition of anonymity, said they had not been able to reach him since the DSS launched a manhunt for him on Thursday night.

Igboho has also been incommunicado on his known phone numbers as his lines are perpetually switched off, a measure some of his associates said was necessary to avoid him being tracked by security agents who were on his trail.

DSS spokesperson Peter Afunaya stated, “A team of joint security operatives raided the residence of Sunday Adeyemo at Soka in Ibadan. This was based on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place.

“On approach to his residence, the team came under heavy gun attack by nine men suspected to be Igboho’s guards. Six were armed with AK-47 guns and three others with pump-action rifles.

“In the course of the exchange, two of the armed men were gunned down, while the rest were subdued and arrested. Only one operative, who was shot by the assailants, sustained an injury in his right hand. He has, however, received medical attention and is very stable.

“The gun duel which lasted for an hour offered Igboho the chance to escape. Sunday Adeyemo, aka 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.”

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