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Yoruba Nation agitators allegedly attack soldiers in Ogun, cart away rifle

Fear is growing that Yoruba Nationalists may resort to violent attacks across the country

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Bashir Aliyu

Some group of individuals said to be Yoruba Nation agitators have allegedly attacked a team of soldiers around Oju-Ore axis of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, Ogun State.

DAILY REVIEW gathered that the incident happened on Thursday when the secessionists were on a procession around Ota.

It was gathered that the agitators had descended on a vehicle conveying some personnel of the Nigerian Army, disarming one of the soldiers.

Our correspondent learnt that the Yoruba Nation promoters went away with the rifle after mobbing the said soldier.

“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 source, identified simply as Mayowa said.

A Twitter user identified as Uncle Deji, said: “SouthWest 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. The SW region should remain peaceful.”

DAILY REVIEW reports that the Army had immediately mobilized 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 dear lives.

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

The Ogun State police command has confirmed the incident to DAILY REVIEW on Friday.

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

Oyeyemi said though no arrest has 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 have restored calm to the area.

“We are on the matter. We heard that they (Yoruba Nation agitators) attacked some soldiers in 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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