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Gunmen attack Yoruba Nation coordinator’s home in Ekiti



Gunmen on Saturday attacked the Ekiti State country home of the Yoruba Nation coordinator Prof. Banji Akintoye.

The spokesman of the umbrella body of the Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Maxwell Adeleye, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday.

He said the police had been notified on the incident.

The statement read: “The leadership of the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), is displeased to inform the general public that the Ado-Ekiti country home of its leader, Prof. Banji Akintoye, was attacked on Saturday, 30th October, 2021.

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“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.”

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