A combined team of Nigerian forces raided the home of Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho in the wee hours of Thursday, sending ripples across the polity.
The joint operation was carried out by the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Army – two days before the planned Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos.
Two aides of the secessionist were gunned down in the operation; twelve males and one female were arrested, according to the DSS.
DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya in a statement Thursday night, announced that several arms were found.
The weapons include 7 AK-47 assault rifles, 3 pump action guns, 30 AK-47 magazines, 5,000 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.
Others are 5 cutlasses, 1 jack knife, 1 pen knife, 2 pistol holsters, 1 binoculars, 5 cartridges and 3 voodoo charm jackets/traditional body armour.
Igboho has gone into hiding but the DSS isn’t giving up. The agency has declared him wanted and advised that he turn himself in to the nearest security agency.
See photos of the firearms and other items recovered from Igboho’s house below: