The Department of State Services (DSS) has launched a manhunt for the Yoruba
Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, who it declared wanted.
Spokesperson of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunanya, who disclosed this in a briefing with
journalists on Thursday night said a joint team of security operatives raided Igboho’s
residence around 1.34 am on Thursday, following intelligence reports he was
He said when the security operatives approached the house they came under heavy
gunfire by nine of Igboho’s men.
Afunanya said six of the men were armed with AK-47s while the remaining three
were armed with pump-action rifles.
Two of Igboho’s men were killed while an operative sustained injuries, Afunanya
He said Igboho escaped during the exchange of gunfire and is on the run.
Afunanya urged Igboho to turn himself in to the security agencies as the law would catch up with him.
Various weapons, cash, and charms were recovered in the raid, Afunanya said.
He informed 13 suspects were arrested in Igboho’s house and brought to Abuja.
A statement Afunanaya delivered at the briefing reads: “In the early hours
(about 0134 hours) of today, 1st July 2021, a joint team of security operatives raided
the residence of Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo a.k.a. SUNDAY IGBOHO at Soka, Ibadan,
“This was based on intelligence 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 guns 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.
“Afterwards, the team procedurally searched the house and subsequently recovered
the following among others:
i. Seven (7) AK-47 assault rifles;
ii. Three (3) Pump Action guns;
iii. Thirty (30) fully charged AK-47 magazines;
iv. Five Thousand (5,000) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition;
v. Five (5) Cutlasses, One (1) Jackknife, One (1) Pen Knife
vi. Two (2) Pistol holsters;
vii. One (1) binoculars
viii. A wallet containing Five (5) US Dollars in one (1) Dollar denomination; local
and international driver’s licenses in his name, ATM Cards, a German residence
permit No. YO2N6K1NY bearing his name;