Combined Security Agencies Capture ‘Yoruba Nation’ Agitators in Ibadan
Combined security agencies which include the men of the Operation Sweep, Directorate of State Security (DSS), Police and others have arrested some individuals claiming to be members of the ‘Yoruba Nation’ agitators who allegedly took over the Amuludun FM of Radio Nigeria in Ibadan on Sunday morning.
The men who were reported to be armed with charms hijacked Radio Nigeria, Amuludun FM, Moniya, Ibadan, Oyo at about 5:30am and seized the live studio while a sponsored programme was ongoing.
The alleged agitators took over the live studio and entire premises of the station started broadcasting.
Among their claims included “Oodua Nation has come to stay” “Yoruba no more under Federal Republic of Nigeria” “United Nation will soon declare Oodua Nation.”
The Yoruba Nation agitators broadcast for about an hour before the arrival of combined teams of the police, operation burst and Nigerian Army.
Meanwhile, the security teams were able to recover the station after five persons were arrested and taken to the eleyele headquarters for interrogation.
General manager of the station, Mr. Stephen Agbaje, confirmed the development to newsmen but stressed that the situation has been brought under control by the security agencies while the station is back on air.
At the time of filling this report, normalcy has returned to the station with the presence of Dss, police and other security operatives.