21 Alleged ‘Yoruba Nation’ Agitators Detained Following Attack on Oyo State Secretariat

The Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Command on Monday paraded 21 suspects in connection with the invasion of the Oyo State government secretariat on Saturday, 13th April.

The incident, which unfolded in Ibadan, the state’s capital, involved individuals claiming to be part of the Yoruba Nation movement. During their apprehension, police seized multiple items including firearms, ammunition, machetes, communication devices, and items adorned with Yoruba Nation symbols.

The Oyo State Police Commissioner, Adebola Hamzat, informed reporters that the arrested individuals are facing charges of treasonable felony and terrorism. He noted that the police are continuing their investigation to identify and capture additional suspects and uncover the financiers behind the incident.

Eyewitnesses recounted that the agitators, some masked, took positions at various strategic points around the government facility, creating a climate of fear and disruption. This led to immediate closures of businesses and residents in nearby areas such as Bodija, Ikolaba, and Awolowo, with many individuals opting to stay indoors or halt their business activities for safety.


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