Before his house was raided on Thursday, Sunday Adeyemo, popular Yoruba activist, told his supporters to mention his name if caught with arms and ammunition.
This is contained in an old video clip circulating on social media where he solicited for funds to purchase firearms.
The twenty-nine seconds clip showed the activist making the remark while in a meeting with a traditional ruler in the Yoruba predominantly area.
“Let us buy for them. If they don’t know where to buy guns, I will buy for them,” Mr Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho said. “Let us buy guns for boys. No government can stop anyone from carrying guns at the moment.
“If they are caught with guns, they should mention my name that I gave them. Let them tell security operatives that Igboho gave them. I am making this video so it would be posted on all social media platforms. We are giving them guns bought to defend ourselves,” he added.
Mr Igboho had his Ibadan residence ransacked in the early morning attack with valuable destroyed by the State Security Service (SSS).
The secret police while claiming responsibility said the attack comprised of joint security forces and displayed cache of arms recovered during the operation.
Mr Igboho, declared wanted, in his response denied owning the arms displayed, saying his only crime is self-defense owing to the ineptitude of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to provide security for his people.
The activist has been on the forefront of driving away violent herdsmen residing in the South West but political leaders from the geo-political zone have distanced themselves from him.
His spokesman, Olayemi Koiki did not respond when contacted to confirm the venue of the meeting where Igboho made the remarks.