How Buratai Scuttled Sunday Igboho’s Escape From Benin Republic

How Buratai Scuttled Sunday Igboho’s Escape From Benin Republic

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Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd), the former Chief of Army Staff, was alleged involved in prevention the escape of Sunday Igboho.

Sunday Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were on their way to Germany through Benin Republic when they were arrested on Monday night.


Recall, Igboho was declared wanted by the Department of State Services (DSS) on July 1 after his Soka residence in Ibadan was invaded by the DSS.

Following thw attack in Sunday Igboho’s residence claimed the lives of two associates, the DSS recovered guns, bullets and other weapons.

On July 9, Igboho, then in hiding, was placed on stop-list following intelligence about his plans to flee Nigeria.

As confirmed by reporters, the security agencies had claimed that the found where Igboho was hiding but wanted to catch him without bloody operation.

Noting the time Igboho took possession of doctored passport, the federal government got the information and increased watch.

Neighboring countries were alerted to Be On the Look Out and on July 19, Igboho and Ropo were cought at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou.

Functioning with the DSS and National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Buratai, who recently resumed as Nigeria’s ambassador in Benin, earlier wrote to the government of that country.

Reporters reported that an officer told PRNigeria that Buratai insisted on the arrest and extradition of the self-acclaimed freedom fighter if he entered their territory.

 The letter the former Army chief wrote to the Benin government was delivered through the Nigerian Embassy.

“On Monday, Igboho tendered his passport but immigration officers suspected the document and told him to wait. A search revealed his identity”, the source said.

Reporters noted that Nigerians on Tuesday,moves to moved to repatriate the agitator amid claims he was released and already

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