Gunmen reportedly attacked the Ado-Ekiti residence of Yoruba Nation coordinator, Professor Banji Akintoye.
The umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, made this known in a statement on Tuesday by its spokesperson, Maxwell Adeleye, attaching images from the scene of the attack.
The organisation noted that the incident happened on Saturday in the Professor’s absence.
Part of the statement read, “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.
It also noted that the police had been notified, “The matter has since been reported to the Ekiti State Police Command for investigation.”
But the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Sunday Abutu, said, “The police were not informed and not aware of the alleged attack.
Akintoye, a renowned Historian, hails from Ado-Ekiti.
He represented the Old Ondo State in the Senate from 1979 to 1983.
He is currently leading the agitation for an Independent Yoruba Nation from Nigeria.
This is coming a few months after unknown armed men invaded the house of the Scion of the Akintoye dynasty, Ademola, an Engineer, in Agbor, Delta state, exterminating the building, including his rich fish pond.
“The Police did not arrest anyone up till this moment,” the group lamented.
“However, the Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo, has ordered an investigation into the alleged incident to ascertain the truth and ensure those involved are brought to book if confirmed to be true.”
“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.”
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