Yoruba Nation Agitators: Sunday Igboho, Akintoye deny involvement in invasion of Oyo secretariat

The leading Yoruba nation activists, Sunday Igboho and Banji Akintoye, have condemned in strong terms the invasion of the Oyo state secretariat by Oodua nation agitators.

Recall that on Saturday, security operatives arrested 16 armed men suspected to be members of the group, for invading the state government secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

The gunmen, who were dressed in military camouflage, reportedly engaged security officers in a gun duel.

Some of the gunmen took to their heels and were pursued into nearby bushes and forests.

They were also said to have removed the Nigerian national flag in the secretariat and replaced it with their “Oodua nation flag”, before the intervention of the security officials.

Reacting through Olayemi Koiki, his media aide, Igboho said he is not aware of the group or their motive for invading.

“I know nothing about it and I don’t know those behind it. If we want to organise a rally or any Yoruba nation activity, we usually make an announcement beforehand,” Igboho said.

Any person that said he is agitating for Yoruba nation and is going to attack government facilities, that person or group is on his own. I don’t know anything about it.”

In his reaction, Akintoye, a former leader of Ilana Omo Oodua, also washed his hands off the invaders.

“I have spoken to Sunday Igboho. Some people sent them to make sure that they disrupt the Yoruba self-determination struggle,” Akintoye said.

“We in this struggle don’t act in that manner.”

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