There was pandemonium Friday afternoon as a joint team of policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) attempted to arrest popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
A video circulating of the incident shows the Yoruba activist, who is shirtless, and his men confronting the security operatives.
His acolytes can also be heard raining insults on the security operatives.
Igboho and his men then got into their vehicles and drove off.
Meanwhile, an associate of Igboho and former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode revealed that the Yoruba activist was on his way to meet Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo when the security operatives waylaid him.
“I just spoke to my brother Sunday Igboho. He told me there was a violent attempt to arrest him this afternoon by a joint team of soldiers, DSS operatives and policemen numbering about 40 on the Ibadan/Lagos Expressway whilst he was on his way to see Baba Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos.
“I condemn this attempt to ambush and abduct him. It is not only reckless but also very dangerous. If the security agencies want to see him all they need to do is to invite him to their office. I am not aware of any crime that he has committed and I urge restraint on all sides.
“Let me also send a warning to the Federal Government that Sunday Igboho is a hero to millions of Yoruba and either killing him or detaining him unlawfully would be the biggest mistake they could make. Building bridges, dialogue and the pursuit of peace is better than intimidation, threats, violence and war. A word is enough for the wise,” Fani-Kayode said in a statement.