Yoruba secessionist Sunday Igboho said he was at home when the operatives of the State Security Service collaborated with the Nigerian Army in an early morning attack on his Ibadan residence.
Witnesses said the men, dressed in Nigerian military uniform attacked the house located in Soka area of Ibadan at about 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, destroyed valuable assets in the building, killed two, and took the bodies away.
Footage from the incident also contained blood spills in the activist’s living room and vehicles destroyed.
A commentator in a live video of the incident said the men stormed the residence with five patrol vans, Hilux, and private vehicles and passed through Iwo road from Soka after the attack.
Confirming the attack to BBC, Mr Igboho said he was indoor at the time of the incident and heard the men saying that they were officials of the SSS and Nigerian Army.
“Around 1:30 a.m., I just heard gunshots in front of my house. ‘Sunday Igboho come out, we are DSS, we are soldiers,” the activist said.
“I stood close to the window, I saw them in DSS uniform and soldiers in the Nigerian Army. So, I was surprised.
“I did not kill or fight with anybody,” he said while explaining that “what I’m doing is to fight for my people. I am fighting for my people because the Fulani bandits killed my family, kidnap and take ransom from them.