Sunday Igboho: S/West Governors Hold Emergency Meeting
The six governors in the South-West geopolitical zone have convened an emergency meeting on Friday evening over current national issues.
A top source told Saturday PUNCH that the governors met virtually and discussed issues affecting the region.
The source could not confirm whether the governors discussed the raid by operatives of the Department of State Services on the Ibadan residence of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho.
However, it was gathered that the issue was discussed, among others.
“They are meeting but no one is sure if it is because of Igboho. There are several reasons governors can meet (on) especially in the face of the precarious situation ( in the country),” the source said.
It was gathered that governors who took part in the meeting were Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun) and Seyi Makinde (Oyo).
The meeting was chaired by Akeredolu, who is the chairman of the governors’ forum in the zone.
Naija News recalls that the DSS had raided the residence of Igboho in Soka, Ibadan on Thursday morning.
After the raid, the secret police paraded 12 of Igboho’s followers in Abuja on Thursday, saying one other was being profiled.
The DSS who said two of Igboho’s guards were killed during a gun duel, declared the agitator wanted.
It said a joint team of security operatives raided Igboho’s residence early on Thursday based on an intelligence report that he was stockpiling arms.
“A team of joint security operatives raided the residence of Sunday Adeyemo at Soka in Ibadan. This was based on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place,” said DSS spokesman, Peter Afunaya.
Afunaya added that the team searched the house and subsequently recovered seven AK-47 assault rifles, three pump action guns, 30 fully charged AK-47 magazines, 5,000 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, five cutlasses, one Jack knife, one pen knife, two pistol holsters, a pair of binoculars, a wallet containing $5, local and international driving licences in his name, ATM cards, a German residence permit No. YO2N6K1NY bearing his name; two whistles, 50 cartridges and 18 walkie-talkies.
Others are three charm jackets/traditional body armour, two laptops, one Toshiba and one Compaq laptops and his passport and those of many others.