Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, on Friday said the attempt by the security agents to arrest him on Friday would not stop him from fighting for the rights of his people.
Igboho’s spokesman, Oladapo Salami, in an interview with Punch, noted that the activist saw the attempted arrest as a means to supress him, but he would not be moved by the development.
Salami said, “Igboho went to attend a meeting with some Yoruba elders and, on his way coming back, some security agents wanted to apprehend him. The security agents blocked the road with patrol vans of Operation Burst, DSS van and made an attempt to arrest him.”
“One of the vehicles used to block him is marked AK 1449. It was Operation Burst vehicle. But they were not able to arrest him. The incident happened before Guru Maharaji Camp.”
Salami when asked why his principal took off his shirt as seen in the video trending online said that was not the issue.
He said, “They made an attempt to arrest him but he has not been arrested; he is at home. Is it a crime to defend one’s people? He is a bit discouraged that some Yoruba persons are also part of the ploy, despite the fact that he is fighting a Yoruba cause.”
“But this will not stop him from fighting for the Yoruba people. This is one of the challenges; he will forge ahead. There is no going back on the struggle to make his people safe, especially on their land.”
According to Salami, though the meeting Igboho was to attend had to do with issues confronting Yoruba people, he remains undaunted in his pursuit to fight for his people to be free from criminals.
In a related development, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has condemned the attempt by operatives of the Department of State Services to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho.