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Chief Sunday Igboho, a self-acclaimed activist and a Yoruba nation agitator, on Friday insisted the scheduled rally in Lagos will hold.
According to the DSS, the raid on Igboho’s residence 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.
“Adeyemo/Igboho is advised to turn himself in to the nearest security agency. Those cheering and eulogising him may appeal to or advise him to do the needful. He should surrender himself to the appropriate authorities. He or anyone can never be above the law”.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state commissioner of police, CP Odumosu, has also warned against staging any rally in Lagos.
Defiant Igboho speaking in a live broadcast monitored by The Nation on Friday morning stated that the rally will go as planned at Ojota on Saturday, and he “will be back stronger”.
According to Igboho’s spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, “I can still confirm officially that the Lagos rally in as much as whatever news or rumours you’ve been listening to from different outlets, will go as planned.
“The 3rd of July Mega rally will go as planned. All arrangements for the rally has been planned and nothing has changed.
“I have spoken to the organisers, nothing has changed so far. 3rd of July from exactly 9:00 am in the morning. The whole arrangement and planning is going on.”
“I’ve spoken with the General Secretary of Ilana Omo Odua, George Akinola, and also in the early hours before noon, I spoke with Banji Akintoye and he is working tirelessly for the release of those taken away.
“The rally in Lagos is going to be a peaceful rally, it is going to be a mega rally, do not be disturbed about what happened. So many development took place at Igboho’s house.
“We might get a form of video from Igboho about the Lagos rally, which might be released, we’ll be deciding that in the next 24 hours.”
However, Igboho had earlier stated in a viral video that he lacks power to fight the federal goverment.
“I don’t have the power to fight the Federal Government. In fact, I can’t fight an ordinary Local Government Chairman. But the battle is the Lord’s. God who is the head of the battle will fight for us.
“Our own generation will emancipate the Yoruba race from slavery,” he said.