Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho has put the value of items he lost after his house was burnt by suspected arsonists at N50 million.
The Ibadan home of the activist was razed by unknown persons at about 3 am on Tuesday, January 26.
Speaking to newsmen, Igboho said
” “The worth of what was destroyed at my house cannot be less than N50 million.”
Recounting how he learnt about the attack on his property, Igboho said
“Around 3.30am today, my younger ones residing at my old house rushed to my gate to wake me up, saying some bandits came to the house, fired gunshots, broke the gate, and set the house ablaze. The two people at the house managed to escape. By the time I got there, the bandits had escaped. So, we called firefighters to help us put out the fire.”
He states that some Yorubas are in support of the Fulanis who he is fighting on their behalf.
“What I find surprising is that some Yorubas are in support of the herdsmen to set my house on fire. I’m saddened by it,” he said.
When asked whom he suspected to be behind the attack, he said
“For now, I do not suspect anyone. When they knew they could fight, fire gunshots, and set a house ablaze, isn’t it where I stay that they are supposed to come? If they had come to the house where I stay, I would have had evidence for you people (journalists) because they won’t all escape. It’s either you meet their dead bodies or meet them with broken legs. I thank God that they applied wisdom by going to a house where they know that I don’t live and destroyed my properties and burnt it down.”