Troops Arrest 9 Yoruba Nation Agitators In Oyo

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Troops Arrest 9 Yoruba Nation Agitators In Oyo

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Troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested nine Yoruba Nation agitators, who invaded Oyo State Secretariat in Agodi area of ibadan, the State capital, on Saturday.

A statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, said the agitators for the Yoruba Nation dressed in foreign military camouflage with berets and armed with dangerous weapons in buses and motorbikes attacked the State Secretariaton on Saturday morning.

However, he said troops who responded to the incident engaged them in a shootout and dispersed them.

He said: “Upon encountering own troops, the Yoruba Nation adherents engaged the troops in a shootout.Troops, utilising superior firepower, successfully subdued the attackers, who subsequently retreated in disarray. As a result of this engagement, nine members of the irredentist group were apprehended, while one Semi Automatic Pump Action rifle and ammunition were recovered.”

General Nwachukwu said troops were on the track of other fleeing adherents, adding that the situation was under control.

He assured members of the public that all necessary measures were being taken to ensure the safety and security of the general area.

He further urged members of the public to remain calm and vigilant, and to report any suspicious activity to the appropriate security agencies.

“The safety and security of the citizenry remain a priority, as we will continue to work tirelessly to maintain peace and order in the region,” the Army spokesman added.

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