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INVASION OF OYO SECRETARIAT: MILITARY ARREST NINE YORUBA NATION ADHERENTS

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The Nigerian military has confirmed the arrest of nine adherents of the Yoruba Nation dressed in foreign military camouflage with berets and armed with dangerous weapons in buses and motorbikes.  

They were arrested today, Saturday 13th April 2024, after they attacked the State Secretariat Agodi, Ibadan, Oyo State, and engaged in a shootout with troops.  

Disclosing the incident and arrest, the Director, Army Public Relations (DAPR), Major General Onyema Nwachukwu explained that upon encountering the 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, he further revealed, “nine members of the irredentist group were apprehended, while one Semi-Automatic Pump Action rifle and ammunition were recovered.

While assuring members of the public that all necessary measures are being taken to ensure the safety and security of the general area, added that the troops are on the track of the fleeing adherents, stressing that the situation is under control.

Gen Nwachukwu, therefore, called on 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 would continue to work tirelessly to maintain peace and order in the region,” he reiterated.

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