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Oyo State Police arrest 20 suspected Yoruba Nation agitators in Agodi secretariat invasion

Commissioner of Police Deploys Investigation Team to Unravel Circumstances Surrounding the Incident

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The Oyo State Police Command announced on Saturday the arrest of 20 individuals suspected to be Yoruba Nation agitators who allegedly invaded the State Government Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan, the state capital.

In response to the incident, the state Commissioner of Police, Hazmat Adebola, has deployed an investigation team led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police to probe the circumstances surrounding the invasion and to expand efforts in apprehending other culprits through meticulous intelligence-driven inquiry.

According to a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, the suspects, clad in military camouflage, stormed the Secretariat armed with dangerous weapons and charms in an attempt to forcefully take over the premises.

Osifeso’s statement read, “The suspects, who were on military camouflages came heavily armed in an unregistered silver-coloured Nissan Urban bus containing cutlasses, Pump Action Rifles, Cartridges, assorted charms and an O’dua Nation Agitation Flag.”

The swift response of law enforcement officers, in collaboration with sister security agencies, led to the apprehension of the suspects and the confiscation of various weapons and paraphernalia associated with the agitation.

In declaring the act as criminal and unpatriotic, Osifeso assured the citizens of the state that the police command remained resolute in safeguarding their lives and property. He urged residents to provide information and collaborate with law enforcement to rid the state of criminal elements seeking to advance their separatist agenda.

The Police Public Relations Officer pledged to provide further updates as the investigation progresses.

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