*BREAKING: 20 Alleged Yoruba Nation Agitators Arrested.*

BREAKING: 20 Alleged Yoruba Nation Agitators Arrested.

Nothing less than twenty alleged Yoruba nation agitators were arrested on Saturday by security personnel for their purported role in the invasion of Oyo State Government Secretariat, Agodi in Ibadan, the state capital.

It should be recalled that some Yoruba nation agitators had earlier on Saturday morning, stormed the decretariat and took over some parts of the area.

Meanwhile, Hazmat Adebola, the state Commissioner of Police, has charged a highly powered investigation team led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department to disclose the circumstances surrounding the incident as well as expand the network of arresting through meticulous intelligence-driven investigation.

According to the statement released by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso in Ibadan, the suspects were dressed in military camouflage.

The PPRO further added that the suspects were armed with cutlasses, pump action rifles, cartridges, assorted charms and an O’dua nation agitation flag.

Osifeso said: “Today, Saturday 13/04/2024 at about 09:15hrs, the valiant and eagle-eyed operatives of the state police command in concert with some members of its sister agencies, successfully thwarted an attempt by hoodlums suspected to be members of the ‘’Yoruba Nation Agitation Group’ driven by a separatist agenda, in an attempt to forcefully take over the State Government Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan”.

“The suspects, who were in military camouflages came heavily armed in an unregistered silver coloured Nissan urban caravan bus containing cutlasses, pump action rifles, cartridges, assorted charms and an O’dua nation agitation flag”.

“They were overpowered and completely suppressed by officers and men of the command in concert with sister security agencies who acted in swift response to intelligence gathered in accordance with Standard Operating Procedure to the situation”.

“In all, 20 suspects have been arrested in possession of three Pump Action Guns, 291 life cartridges, two expended cartridges, 67 cutlasses, five bullet proof vests, six pairs of boots, 10 megaphones (Public Address System), three Oodua styles beret caps, seven belts, 11 Oodua nation Army camouflage uniforms, one unregistered Nissan Urban Caravan Bus and three TVS motor motorcycles.”

Osifeso likened their action as criminal, unpatriotic and a clear case of treasonable felony & terrorism which would be melted with adequate sanctions under the laws of the land.

He however, guaranteed the public of the command’s unwavering protection of their lives and property.

He however implored the dwellers to be generous with information and work hand-in-hand with the command to get rid of criminal elements in the state whose intent was to propagate their separatist agenda.

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