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Yoruba Nation agitators attack soldiers, disarm officer

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Some persons suspected to be Yoruba Nation agitators have reportedly attacked a team of soldiers around the Oju-Ore area of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, Ogun State.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Thursday when the suspected secessionists were in a procession around Ota.

A source said the agitators descended on a vehicle conveying some personnel of the Nigerian Army, disarming one of the soldiers.

It was further gathered that the suspected Yoruba Nation promoters went away with the rifle after mobbing the affected soldier.

The source identified simply as Mayowa said, “Some Yoruba Nation agitators holding a rally around Oju-Ore allegedly attacked some military men in their vehicle. In the process, they disarmed a soldier and carted away his rifle.”

A Twitter user identified as Uncle Deji, said: “South-West govs should be deeply concerned about the incident of yesterday at Oju-Ore roundabout, along Sango-Ota-Idiroko road. Yoruba Nation agitators on rally mobbed a soldier. SW region should remain peaceful.”

The source further said the Army had immediately mobilised to Ota in order to arrest the situation.

Residents of the area informed that the heavy presence of military men caused panic among the people as many fled for their dear lives.

Also, human and vehicular movements were affected for hours before calm was eventually restored.

The Ogun State Police Command confirmed the incident on Friday.

The Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed that the Command was still investigating the matter.

Oyeyemi said though no arrest had been made at the moment, those behind the incident would not go unpunished.

He said there was no casualty recorded in the attack, adding that the police had restored calm to the area.

“We are on the matter. We heard it that they (Yoruba Nation agitators) attacked some soldiers at Ota area. So we are working in collaboration with the Nigerian Army to get to the root of that matter.

“We have not made any arrest, but we are on it. There’s no casualty,” Oyeyemi said.



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