One of Sunday Igboho’s close aides, has narrated what ensued during the raid on the Yoruba freedom fighter’s Soka residence by operatives of the Department of State Security, (DSS), and army.
He described the raid as a commando operation and disclosed how Igboho, sensing the mission of his assailants was to kill him, entered a room and disappeared.
While speaking with Vanguard, the aide, who craved anonymity, said the operation was like a movie scene in the early hours of Thursday, as operatives of the DSS and army descended on the building with a mission not known to the occupants.
According to him, the unexpected visitors, who dressed in army camouflage and military attire, entered into the compound to meet their hosts unprepared.
He said the assailants came in five army branded Hilux vehicles and forcefully gained entry by killing one of the bodyguards of Igboho, named Adogan.
In his words: “When they arrived at about 1:35 am on Thursday, they scaled the fence and opened fire. We just heard sporadic gunshots all around the main house during which they killed one of the bodyguards of Sunday Igboho named Adogan.
“Sensing the gunmen had gained entry, he (Igboho) himself engaged them in a shootout when he realised they had already killed some of his boys.
“Before the gunmen made their way into the inner rooms. There was a lady in a mask who led them in. She was calling occupants of the house by their names. That is to show that an insider gave them the information they relied on.
“The lady started shouting the names of close aides of Igboho, she asked them to kill every living thing sighted on the premises. They killed his Alfa while praying.
“They took away about N3m from his (Igboho’s) room as well as his jewelry. The assailants killed five persons and took away their corpses. Some ladies, who are wives of chief’s aides, were also taken away. They took away the CCTV box so that we won’t playback.
“While Igboho escaped, out of the hanger, they whisked away one of his wives and 13 other aides including one of his bloggers named Lady K.
“When Sunday Igboho found out they were there to kill him, he had to enter another room and disappeared. We can’t tell his whereabouts as I am speaking with you. The gun duel lasted an hour.”