The Oyo State Police Command has said that “unidentified hoodlums” were responsible for the fire incident that gutted the Ibadan residence of Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Igboho.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that Igboho’s Ibadan residence was gutted by fire in the early hours of Tuesday.
In a statement issued by the police, the unidentified hoodlums stormed the house in a Hummer bus and Micra, firing sporadically before setting the house on fire.
“At about 0620 hrs of today 26/01/2021, report was received at Santo Police Station that some unidentified hoodlums came to Sunday Igboho’s house at SOKA area of Ibadan in a Hummer bus and Micra firing sporadically, and set the house ablaze,” the police said.
“The mini sitting room got burnt in the process while amount of other properties is yet to be estimated
“Immediately the DPO Sanyo got wind of the incident, he contacted Fire service while he also went to the scene for on the spot assessment.
“The fire was eventually put out.
“Investigation has commenced into the incident while the Police is on the trail of the hoodlums.”
Igboho came into limelight last week after storming a Fulani settlement in Igangan, to eject Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdudir, and herdsmen at the expiration of a seven-day ultimatum he issued to the Fulani’s to vacate the area.
He had accused them of masterminding violent crimes such as kidnappings, killings, rape, and the destruction of farmlands.