Sunday Igboho was proclaimed sought after a DSS raid at his Ibadan home on July 1.
He was instructed to surrender to the closest law enforcement agency. However, the secessionists retreated underground.
Sunday Igboho remained absent from the Yoruba Nation demonstration on July 3 that he sponsored but subsequently canceled owing to the attack on his house.
According to an intelligence source, there was nothing magical about him and his hiding place had been discovered.
“If this separatist believes he is concealing himself, that belief should be discarded. The government is aware of his whereabouts but is withholding information for tactical reasons,” the insider added.
The plan was to wait until he emerged from concealment. Igboho was apprehended just 10 days after federal authorities put him on a no-fly list.
The DSS, the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and the Nigerian Police were all copied on the July 9 letter.