Yoruba Nation Activist Sunday Igboho Arrested in Benin Republic


Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested.

Igboho was arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic while trying to leave Africa for Germany.

It was gathered that Igboho was arrested on Monday night by security operatives in the neighbouring country and is to be brought back to Nigeria on Tuesday.

The activist has been calling for the breakaway of Yoruba Nation from Nigeria following the rising spate of insecurity in the South West under Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Igboho has also been campaigning against marauding Fulani herdsmen who have been killing, destroying farms, kidnapping and raping in the South West.

The Department of State Services earlier this month raided the Ibadan residence of Igboho and killed two people while 13 of his aides were also arrested.

The secret police said it raided the activist’s residence based on intelligence that he was stockpiling arms for insurrection against Nigeria, a claim Igboho has denied.

DSS subsequently declared Igboho Wanted and advised him to surrender himself to the nearest police station.

Many Nigerians including human rights activists have condemned the action of the Federal Government as they described it as illegal.

Recall that the Federal Government through the Nigerian Immigration Service recently placed the activist on Stop-List to prevent him from escaping from Nigeria.

NIS said it got intelligence that Igboho was attempting to get a new passport to travel out of the country.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here