Yoruba nation agitators shot at soldiers – Nigerian Army

Yoruba nation agitators shot at soldiers – Nigerian Army

Yoruba nation agitators shot at soldiers – Nigerian Army

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The Nigerian Army has accused members of the Yoruba Nation of shooting at soldiers at the Oyo State Secretariat.

DAILY POST recalls that some agitators of Yoruba nation had invaded the premises of Oyo State House of Assembly, Agodi Secretariat, Ibadan.

In a viral video clip, the agitators claimed that a purported ‘Democratic Republic of the Yoruba’ had been created out of Nigeria.

The Nigerian Army claimed that the agitators shot at soldiers drafted to ensure law and order.

A statement by the Army spokesman, Onyema Nwachukwu, urged the public to remain calm and to report any suspicious activity to security agencies.

The statement reads: “This is to notify the general public that today Saturday 13 April 2024, sequel to the report of an attack on the State Secretariat Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo State, troops promptly responded to the incident and had contact with adherents of the Yoruba Nation dressed in foreign military camouflage with berets and armed with dangerous weapons in buses and motorbikes.

“Upon encountering their own troops, the Yoruba nation adherents engaged the troops in a shootout. Troops, utilizing 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.

“Currently, troops are on the track of the fleeing adherents, and the situation is under control. We assure members of the public that all necessary measures are being taken to ensure the safety and security of the general area.

“We urge 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.”

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