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Oyo invasion: Sunday Igboho denies involvement as Police Arrest Yoruba Nation Agitators

 Self-acclaimed activist Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, has distanced himself from the invasion of the Oyo State Secretariat in Ibadan, the state capital. Daily Trust…

 Self-acclaimed activist Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, has distanced himself from the invasion of the Oyo State Secretariat in Ibadan, the state capital.

Daily Trust had reported how masked agitators besieged the state Secretariat, Agodi, on Saturday morning.

Wielding charms while singing solidarity songs, the agitators demanded to have an independent nation.

But speaking with pressmen, Igboho said investigation should be carried out to fish out those behind the invasion.

He said, “I know nothing about it. I am not even aware of those behind it. If I am going to do anything, either for early or any struggle for Yoruba Nation, you know we will inform people ahead.

“We will announce our plans and all our leaders and other stakeholders will also be involved and we will collaborate to do so. So, anything they now do on their own, either they attack the government or military barrack or Police station, I know nothing about it and I am not part of it.”

Meanwhile, the Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of 20 gun-welding men suspected to be behind the invasion.

Commenting on the incident, Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, said the suspects were found with some items.

He added that the Commissioner of Police had detailed a high-powered investigation team led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department to demystify circumstances surrounding the incident, and make more arrests.

He said, “Twenty Suspects have been arrested in possession of; (3) Three Pump Action Guns, (291)Two Hundred and Ninety-One life Cartridges, (2) Two Expended Cartridges, (67) Sixty-Seven Cutlasses, (5) Five Bullet Proof Vest, (6) Six Pair of Boots, (10) Ten Megaphone (Public Address System),(3) Three Oodua Styles Beret Caps, (7) Seven Belts, (11) Eleven Oodua Nation Army Camouflage Uniforms, (1) One Unregistered Nissan Urban Caravan Bus and (3). Three TVS Motor Motorcycles.”

Recall that a similar incident occu4red in May last year when suspected Yoruba Nation attacked Amuludun FM, Moniya, Ibadan, seizing the studio before security operatives dislodged them.

The national leader of the Ilana Omo Oodua, Banji Akintoye, has also distanced himself and the group from the attack.

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