7 Dead, Including Soldier, Gunmen Kill Amotekun Commander As Buhari’s Govt Alert Security Agencies Of Igboho’s Next Move

Igangan Attack: How Fulani Herdsmen Killed Amotekun Commander, Three Others

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, who invaded Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, killed four residents including a commander of the South-West security arm, Amotekun.

SaharaReporters had reported that the gunmen, who disguised in custom uniform, stormed the town on Friday night, shooting sporadically.

The Commander of Amotekun Corps in Ibarapa Central simply identified as Muri and three other villagers were killed in the attack, a source said.

The attackers were said to have stormed the town in Hilux vans, an 18-seater Hummer bus, and a Toyota Sienna bus wearing customs camouflage.

The convener, Igangan development advocate, Oladiran Oladokun confirmed the attack saying the incident was an attempt to invade the state through the axis, a border community but was resisted by the local security operatives.

Oladokun said the suspected “herders came in customs and military camouflage to deceive our people and change the narrative that they were security operatives who stormed the town in search of smugglers.”

He expressed disappointment over inadequate security despite the recurrence of the attacks.

The latest attack is coming a few weeks after over 20 people were killed when gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders attacked the community.

Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, had in February issued an eviction notice to herders in the area, after blaming them for insecurity in the area.

In a recent development, two Fulani leaders in the town, Seriki Saliu and Iskilu Wakili, were ejected from the area by local security outfits after they were accused of conniving with kidnappers who abducted some of the indigenes for ransom.

Some of the kidnapped victims were killed even after the ransom was paid.
Source-Sahara Reporters

 

 

Sunday Igboho Trying To Escape From Nigeria – Nigerian Government Alerts Police, Immigration, Puts Activist On Stop-list

The Nigerian security agencies have alerted its officials nationwide to stop Yoruba nation activist and agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday igboho, from leaving the country.

The Nigerian security agencies after serially failing to stop the ravaging insecurity in the country in a letter by the Nigerian immigration Service copied to the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Services among others said that “credible intelligence revealed that Adeyemo is making efforts to obtain a police extract and/or court affidavit.”

The Immigration noted that this was to enable Igboho to acquire a new Nigerian passport, apparently to facilitate his escape out of the country.”

The government also said it had at the moment, placed the activist on the stop-list in order to facilitate his arrest.

The government said it had directed security agencies to arrest Igboho anywhere he is found.

This was contained in a letter by the Nigeria Immigration Service dated July 9, 2021 and addressed to the Director-General, Department of State Services, DSS, the Inspector General of Police and the DG, National Intelligence Agency, NIA.

Igboho was declared wanted by the DSS on allegations of stockpiling arms to destabilise the country, which he has since denied, but his whereabouts remain unknown.

Igboho’s whereabouts has remained unknown ever since his home was attacked by operatives of DSS and other security agencies attacked his home, killing some of his aides and taken his wife and other family members away.

The NIS letter titled “Stop-listing of person: Adeyemo Sunday Adeniyi (aka Sunday Igboho), male, Nigerian, passport number A11613637, date of birth 10/10/1972’ was signed by Assistant Comptroller General of Immigration, Investigation and Compliance, A.B. Baba, on behalf of the Comptroller General and was copied to all zonal controllers and control posts nationwide.

“I am directed to request that you kindly place the above-named person on stop-list. Credible intelligence revealed that Adeyemo is making efforts to obtain a police extract and/or court affidavit to enable him to acquire a new Nigerian passport, apparently to facilitate his escape out of the country,” it reads.

“In addition, he should be arrested wherever and whenever sighted and referred to the Director-General, Department of State Services vide letter no: S.605/A/246 dated 05 July 2021.”
Source – Sahara Reporters

 

7 dead, including soldier, in clashes near Uganda-DRC border

Uganda’s defence ministry said Saturday that a soldier was among seven people killed in clashes between government forces and gunmen near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Six of the attackers, believed to be from the Lendu ethnic group, were “put out of action” and four captured in the assault at Zeu Forest, she said.

“We lost one soldier during the attack in Zeu by the Congolese gunmen and our hearts go to the family of the deceased,” said Byekwaso.

“Three of our soldiers were injured and airlifted” for treatment to a military hospital near Kampala, the capital.

Weapons, including a machine gun, bows and arrows, and machetes, were seized and the other assailants being pursued in conjunction with Congolese authorities, she added.

“There has been a number of attacks from Congolese militiamen on our military bases and civilian establishments of recent and we hope the relevant authorities are taking steps to stop them,” Byekwaso said.

In March, suspected Congolese militiamen abducted 16 Ugandan fishermen on Lake Albert, a vast freshwater body straddling the border.
Source-Guardian