October 18, 2021

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Nigeria immigration reacts to purported letter claiming Sunday Igboho trying to get new passport, flee Nigeria

  • The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has reacted to a media report claiming the FG said Sunday Igboho is trying to get a new passport and flee Nigeria
  • A report by The Punch had cited a purported letter issued by the NIS as directing security agencies to ensure Igboho does not escape
  • However, the NIS spokesman, Amos Okpu, said he was not aware of the letter and that he had no update on Igboho

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FCT, AbujaA report by The Punch cites the federal government as saying that the Yoruba Nation secession agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, is trying to acquire a new passport to flee Nigeria.

The report claimed that the government had placed Igboho on the stop-list in order to facilitate his arrest, adding directed the security agencies have been directed to arrest him anywhere he is found.

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Sunday Igboho: NIS Reacts to Purported Letter Claiming Yoruba Nation Agitator Trying to Get New Passport, Flee Nigeria
The NIS says it’s not aware of a purported letter claiming Sunday Igboho is trying to get a new passport and flee Nigeria.
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It added that the government’s directive against Igboho was contained in a letter by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

The alleged letter copied to all zonal controllers and control posts nationwide directed that Igboho be arrested wherever and whenever sighted and referred to the DSS.

NIS reacts

However, the NIS spokesman, Amos Okpu, has said he was not aware of the purported letter. He added that he had no update on the manhunt for Igboho.

The Punch quoted him to have said:

“I’m not aware of the letter. Has Ighoho been declared wanted? Well, I don’t have any information on him.”

Igboho declared wanted

Recall that the DSS had earlier Igboho wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms to destabilise the country.

The secret police had stormed the activist’s house to arrest him but he escaped during an altercation that led to the killing of two of his men.

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Since the incident, Igboho’s whereabouts have remained unknown even as 13 of his associates are in detention.

Miyetti Allah claims southwest governors are hiding Sunday Igboho

Meanwhile, southwest governors have been accused of hiding Igboho even as the DSS continues searching for him.

Miyetti Allah, one of the umbrella bodies of the herdsmen in Nigeria, made the allegation on Monday, July 12.

Saleh Alhassan, the spokesman for the group alleged that the six governors in the southwest region are hiding Igboho, claiming that he is being used for political reasons.

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Surrender yourself to DSS now, Yoruba monarch tells Sunday Igboho

In a similar development, a monarch in Osun state, Oba Hameed Makama, has advised Ighoho to submit himself to the DSS.

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Miyetti Allah claims southwest governors are hiding Sunday Igboho

The Oba who serves as the Olowu Kuta and chairman supreme council of Owu Obas gave the advice when he spoke with journalists at his palace at Owu Kuta in Aiyedire local government area of Osun state.

The monarch faulted the agitation for a separate country, describing it as waging war against the state.

Prof Adeniran says breakup not the solution to Nigeria’s problems

In another related report, former minister of education, Professor Tunde Adeniran has declared that breakup is not the solution to Nigeria’s problems.

Professor Adeniran, a former national chairman of the Social Democratic Party, made the comment in an interview with the Daily Sun newspaper published on Saturday, July 3.

He stated that the most important thing for the country now is for its citizens to unite and form a common front.

Source: Legit