02 July 2021 by IFEANYI OSITA
The Department of State Services, DSS has raided the residence of Sunday Igboho and arrested thirteen suspects with Sunday Igboho at large.
The Public Relations Officer of DSS, Dr Peter Afunaya made this known while parading the suspects at the DSS headquarters in Abuja.
Dr Afunaya explained that the service raided the residence yesterday based on intelligence report.
According to the Public Relations Officer, during the operation, two of Igboho’s men were killed while thirteen were arrested out of which twelve were paraded while one is still being profiled.
The paraded suspects are Abdulateef Ofeyagbe, Amoda Babatunde the only female, Tajudeen Erinoyen, Diakola Ademola, Abideen Shittu, Jamiu Noah, Ayobami Donald, Adelabe Usman, Oluwafelumi Kunle, Raji Kazeem, Taiwo Opeyemi and Bamidele Sunday.
The DSS spokesman said foreign missions and licencing authorities have been alerted incase Igboho declared his travel permits and identity card missing and wanted replacement,
He added that Sunday Igboho and his group, in a guise of campaign for self determination, have become well armed and resolute in disrupting public order, stating that the arrests and seizures have confirmed the plan by the group to wage violent insurrection against the Nigerian State.
Items and weapons recovered included seven AK 47 assault rifles, three pump Action guns, thirty fully charged AK 47 magazines, five thousand rounds of seven point six two ammunition, five cutlasses, two pistol hoisters, one binoculars, one jack knife, one pen knife, a wallet containing five US dollars in one denomination, local and international driver’s licences in his name, ATM cards, a German residence permit, two whistles, five cartridges, eighteen walkie-talkies, three voodoo charm jackets and traditional body armour, two laptops, his international passport and other members of the group.
Dr Afunaya further linked the five AK–47 to those collected from Sunday Igboho’s men from the Nigerian Customs and Immigration Personnel at Idi Iroko, Ogun state.