Popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho has accused the federal government of planning to kill him.
He made this statement on a radio programme, City Talks with Reuben Abati, while reacting to the face-off that ensued between him and the Department of State Services (DSS) on the Lagos-Ibadan highway.
Sunday Igboho said that the event of Friday was an embarrassment to him, stressing that he is a businessman and not a criminal.
He lambasted the government for negotiating with bandits and paying ransom to them.
“I’m not a criminal, I’m a businessman. I pay my tax to the government every month, I have evidence. Should I be going on the road and some people attempt to kill me? Why do they want to kill me? Their plan on Friday was to kill me.
“You put fear in us so we cannot move about. They encourage and give money to Boko Haram and bandits. Fulani people raping and killing our people in the forests but security operatives are not going after them.
“It is those of us you’re killing that the government and DSS are chasing. Should that be the situation?” Igboho said.
Meanwhile, DSS has released a statement through it’s spokesman, Peter Afunanya, denying the report that it’s officers attempted to arrest Sunday Igboho.
“The said news is misinforming and should be taken as fake and therefore be disregarded, ” the statement partly read.