The wife of Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho and six others who were abducted when suspected operatives of the Department of State Services stormed the Soka residence of the activist, have been released.
Osun Insight discovered that they were released in Ekiti state, few minutes after Igboho announced the suspension of the Yoruba Nation Rally in Lagos.
The leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, had earlier divulged how security operatives stormed the residence of Igboho in the early hours of Thursday.
He said this in a statement personally signed by him and released to newsmen by his Communications Manager, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye.
The statement was titled, ‘Yoruba Nation: Elements of the Nigerian Army, accompanied by International Terrorists hired by the Nigerian State attacked Sunday Ighoho’s Residence – Akintoye.’
According to the Communications Manager, Akintoye alleged that “the assailants were all dressed in military uniform and spoke the French language fluently.”
He further said that “the gunmen killed seven occupants in the building and whisked Igboho’s wife and several others away.”