Police arrest Yoruba Nation agitators in Lagos

John Ogunsemore
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The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two Yoruba Nation agitators who injured some policemen in the early hours of Sunday.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin disclosed this in a statement.

He said that the arrested suspects were part of a contingent of 15 that had stormed the Alausa Police Division in the state to foment trouble.

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Hundeyin said, “The agitators, numbering fifteen, had stormed Alausa Police Division at about 0535hrs today, chanting, ‘Yoruba Nation has taken over,’ and injured some police officers who attempted to disperse them.

“Two of the agitators were arrested while the rest took to their heels following the prompt and coordinated response of the police.

“The suspects who were arrested with charms, dangerous weapons and different offensive insignias bearing Yoruba Nation Army, stormed Alausa Division along with others at about the same time another set of the group was attempting to take over a radio station in Ibadan, Oyo State.

“They claimed they came to officially inform the Police that the United Nations had granted approval for the take off of Yoruba Nation.

“The arrested suspects are currently assisting the Police in the ongoing investigation into the subversive plans of the group as well as their network of sponsors, all of whom will soon be unveiled and brought to deserved justice in the overriding internal security interest of the State.

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“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Idowu Owohunwa, uses this medium to warn all subversive elements to steer clear of the state as the Command is fully ready and has the strong will and operational orientation to bring the full weight of the law to bear on them or on any other elements that might attempt to disrupt the stable security order in Lagos.

“The CP notes that the Command, while working in synergy with other security agencies, has maximally deployed its intelligence, human and operational assets across the length and breadth of the state to effectively suppress any ill-advised person or groups under any nomenclature  who might be attempting to test the law enforcement will of the Command before, during and after the May 29, 2023 inauguration.

“CP Owohunwa equally appreciates the good people of Lagos State for their unrelenting cooperation with the police and urges them to continue to manifest their patriotism by promptly reaching out to the police or nearest security agency whenever the need arises.”

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