Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, on Friday escaped arrest as thugs prevented security operatives from apprehending him.
The officers laid ambush for Igboho along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway while on his way to Lagos.
The video of the moment has gone viral with the Yoruba activist seen in the clip topless and surrounded by thugs who swore at the officers.
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode in a statement broke the news of the incident.
He wrote: “I just spoke to my brother Sunday Igboho. He told me there was a violent attempt to arrest him this afternoon by a joint team of soldiers, DSS operatives and policemen numbering about 40 on the Ibadan/Lagos Expressway whilst he was on his way to see Baba Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos.
“I condemn this attempt to ambush and abduct him. It is not only reckless but also very dangerous. If the security agencies want to see him all they need to do is to invite him to their office. I am not aware of any crime that he has committed and I urge restraint on all sides.
“Let me also send a warning to the Federal Government that Sunday Igboho is a hero to millions of Yoruba and either killing him or detaining him unlawfully would be the biggest mistake they could make. Building bridges, dialogue and the pursuit of peace is better than intimidation, threats, violence and war. A word is enough for the wise.”