Unknown gunmen have attacked the residence of the leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), Prof. Banji Akintoye.
It was gathered that the Ado-Ekiti residence of the renowned historian was attacked over the weekend by the gunmen.
Confirming the attack, the group’s spokesperson, Maxwell Adeleye, said the gunmen climbed a chair outside the fence on Saturday to access the compound.
He however stated that the professor was not at his residence when the gunmen attacked, adding that no one was hurt.
According to Maxwell, the gunmen fired several shots with the bullets seen in the compound.
He however noted that that the situation has since been reported to the Ekiti State Police Command for prompt investigation.
The statement reads “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.
“The matter has since been reported to the Ekiti State Police Command for investigation.
“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 a peaceful agitation for an Independent Yoruba Nation from Nigeria.
“Recall that a few months ago, 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.
“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.”