DSS DISTANCES AGENCY FROM SUNDAY IGBOHO'S ATTEMPTED ARREST
The Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday refuted reports that it attempted to arrest Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho in Oyo State.
Dr Peter Afunanya, Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, in a statement described it as fake news.
“The said news is misinforming and should be taken as fake and therefore be disregarded," the statement read.
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Eons Intelligence earlier reported that there was tension along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Friday as security operatives allegedly attempted to arrest Igboho.
Femi Fani Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation and ally of Igboho had confirmed the incident via his Twitter handle.
He claimed that a joint team of soldiers, DSS operatives & policemen were responsible for the action.
He said "I just spoke to my brother Sunday Igboho. He told me there was a violent attempt to arrest him this afternoon by a joint team of soldiers, DSS operatives & policemen numbering about 40 on the Ibadan/Lagos Expressway whilst he was on his way to see Baba Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos."
Igboho has been in the news lately over his fight against the killing and abduction of the Yorubas in the South Western part of the country.
Recall that Sunday Igboho had issued a 7-day ultimatum to killer herdsmen, following a series of kidnappings and killings allegedly perpetrated by herders operating in the southwest forest reserves.