Gunmen have allegedly attacked Prof. Banji Akintoye’s residence in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Akintoye is the leader of one of the leading Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide. He has been at the forefront of self-determination in the country.
Akintoye, a renowned historian, hails from Ado-Ekiti. The Communications Secretary of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, who disclosed this, yesterday, said: “The leadership of the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), is displeased to inform the public that the Ado-Ekiti country home of its leader, Prof. Banji Akintoye, was attacked on Saturday, October 30, 2021.
Gunshots were fired into the house by assailants who apparently climbed a chair outside the gate to shoot in. Luckily, Prof. Banji Akintoye was not around at the time, and nobody was hurt.
“Bullets, suspected to be from AK-47 rifles, were recovered after they dropped from the ceiling onto the floor.”
He said the matter had since been reported to the Ekiti State Police Command for investigation.
Few months ago, some armed men invaded the house of the scion of the Akintoye dynasty, Ademola, an engineer, in Agbor, Delta State, exterminating the building, including his rich fish pond. The police did not arrest anyone up till this moment.
“We the Yoruba people within, and beyond the horizon of Nigeria will hold the government responsible if any evil happens to our leader or any of his relations,” Adeleye said.