Gunmen attack Yoruba secessionist leader, Akintoye’s residence

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The Yoruba Nation coordinator, Professor Banji Akintoye’s residence in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State has been reportedly attacked by gunmen.

This was disclosed on Tuesday by the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, in a statement by its spokesperson, Maxwell Adeleye.

The organisation that attached the images from the scene of the attack noted that the incident happened while Akintoye was not there.

He, however, added that the police had been notified.

 “The leadership of the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), is displeased to inform the general public that the Ado-Ekiti country home of its leader, Professor Banji Akintoye, was attacked on Saturday, 30th October, 2021.

“Gunshots were fired into the house by assailants who apparently climbed a chair outside the gate to shoot in.

“Luckily, Professor Banji Akintoye was not around at the time, and nobody was hurt.

“Bullets suspected to be from AK-47 rifles were recovered after they dropped from the ceiling onto the floor.

“The matter has since been reported to the Ekiti State Police Command for investigation. The police did not arrest anyone up till this moment.

“We the Yoruba people within, and beyond the horizon of Nigeria will hold the Nigerian Government responsible if any evil happens to our leader or any of his relations,” the group stated.

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