Attack by Yoruba Nation agitators: Oyo Man O War command disowns arrested member 

Oyo state Command of the Man ‘O’ War Nigeria on Tuesday distanced itself from last Saturday’s invasion of the state government secretariat Agodi Ibadan by the Yoruba Nation agitators.

The state commandant of Man ‘O’ War, Alhaji Yekini Lukman Olanrewaju made this known in a press statement that was issued and signed by the state Public Relation Officer of the organisation, AC Adebiyi Ademiluyi.

Alhaji Olanrewaju, who confirmed that Muritala Abefe, one of the arrested Yoruba Nation agitators is a member of the Man ‘O’ War Nigeria, Oyo State Command but was not sent on any mission, including that of Yoruba self- determination errand.

According to the statement, ” Muritala Abefe acted on his own capacity by participating in the illegal invasion of the state government secretariat.

“The attention of the Oyo State Command of Man ‘O War Nigeria has been drawn to some videos in circulation on the internet and the parading of those apprehended by the office of the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State regarding the activities of some vain individuals who attempted to hijack the Oyo State Secretariat on the 13th day of April, 2024.

“One Muritala Abefe, who is one of those captured in the videos in circulation and also paraded and on whom the identity card of Man ‘O War was found was one of our members but he acted on his own and never in his capacity as our member neither was his act an approved act by the Oyo State Command of Man ‘O War Nigeria.

“In view of this, We therefore wish to condemn, and that in the strongest terms, their treasonable actions and we hereby disassociate the organization from the said illegal activity and action,” it stated.

The command stressed that, “Man ‘O War Nigeria is not in any way a party to this shameful, nefarious, profane, ridiculous and treasonable act, and the said Muritala Abefe has been promptly dismissed from the organization with immediate effect following the sitting of an expanded disciplinary committee of our organisation.

“Man O War Nigeria is a disciplined, law abiding and regimented organization which focuses on youth development and is against any form of social vices. Our organization sees Nigeria as one peaceful indivisible nation.”