The State Security Service (SSS) has admitted to invading the residence of Yoruba activist , Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo.

The disclosure was made by the SSS’s spokesperson, Peter Afunanya at a media parley Thursday evening.

He acknowledged the death of two of Igboho’s security aides in a gun battle with the secret police operatives , adding that others were arrested .

The security agency said it recovered illegal arms, including seven AK-47 rifles and three pump action guns— “and 5000 rounds of ammunition” and other weapons, from Igboho’s house.

The statement read, “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, Oyo State. 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 rifles.

“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.”

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