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The South-West region of Nigeria may have been pervaded by an uneasy calm with the arrest on Sunday in Benin Republic of Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a. Sunday Igboho, convener of Yoruba Nation rally.
Igboho was reportedly nabbed at night in Cotonou, Benin Republic, at an airport.
A security alert cited Tuesday morning cautioned residents to avoid volatile areas, advising that they should be “security conscious and maintain situational awareness”.
The arrest of Igboho was part of federal government’s onslaught against agitators.
The presidency and the Department of State Services (DSS), at different times, hinted that the secessionist would be apprehended.
After the raid of his Soka residence in Ibadan, presidential aide, Garba Shehu, declared Igboho was “conducting acts of terror and disturbing the peace”.
The image maker accused the Yoruba Nation proponent of attempting to build an armoury and planning to either undermine the unity of the nation.
Earlier, at a press conference where weapons found in Igboho’s house were displayed, the DSS vowed that the vocal separatist would be caged.
Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, said Igboho might run and hide as long as he wanted, “the end of his shenanigans” was certain.
Added he: “Soon, he will not have a hiding place. His strength will sure fail him, the law will catch up with him. The law may be slow. But it will be steady”.