Oyo: Fish out sponsors of Yoruba Nation invasion, group charges security agencies


The Yoruba World Congress Worldwide (YWC) Thursday tasked the security agencies to fish out the sponsors of last Saturday’s invasion of the Oyo state government secretariat in Ibadan by Yoruba Nation agitators. 

YWC in a statement by its secretary general, Stephen Ajayi, said there is the need to fish out those behind the invasion and arrest the sponsors to serve as a deterrent to others.

In the statement, the congress disowned the Yoruba Nation agitators and their actions which it said could jeopardise the peace and order in Yoruba land and Nigeria as a whole.

“This is to formally inform the general public that the Yorùbá World Congress Worldwide (YWC) dissociates herself from any form of violence or any treasonable acts that could jeopardise the peace and order in Yoruba land, and in Nigeria as a whole,” it said.

YWC added, “Following the invasion of the Oyo state secretariat on the 13th April, 2024, by some individuals of Yoruba Nation agitators, to cause mayhem in Yoruba land and to cause confusion in Nigeria, we see their actions as barbaric and ill- advised.

“The YWC, UK, by this open letter, rejects and completely dissociates ourselves from the actions of these individuals.”