The Department Of State Service, DSS has shed more light on how Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, escaped during a raid on his Ibadan residence.
According to the spokesman for DSS, Peter Afunaya, Igboho escaped when operatives of the DSS raided his Ibadan residence at Soka due to a gun duel between the group of joint security operatives.
Afunaya explained that the DSS operatives raided Igboho’s residence because of intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place. He added that six Igboho men were armed with AK-47 guns and three others with pump-action rifles.
The DSS spokesman further revealed that the gun duel, which lasted for an hour, offered Igboho the chance to escape, adding that the activist will not have a hiding place.
Meanwhile, Afunaya stated that the DSS team searched the house and subsequently recovered three pump action guns, seven AK-47 assault rifles, 30 fully charged AK-47 magazines and 5,000 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.
Others are five cutlasses, one Jackknife, one pen knife, two pistol holsters, a pair of binoculars, a wallet containing $5, local and international driving licences in his name, ATM cards, a German residence permit, two whistles, 50 cartridges and 18 walkie-talkies.
He confirmed that the DSS operatives also recovered three charm jackets, two laptops, one Toshiba and one Compaq laptop. Afunaya noted that Igboho and his group had become well-armed and determined to undermine public order in the guise of the campaign for the Yoruba Nation.