Secretariat invaders terrorists – Oyo government

The Oyo state government Monday described the Saturday’s invasion of the state secretariat by self-acclaimed Yoruba Nation agitators as an act of terrorism.

The Commissioner for Information, Prince Dotun Oyelade, said this while speaking with journalists in Ibadan on the invasion of the state secretariat by self-acclaimed Yoruba Nation agitators. 

He condemned the Yoruba Nation agitators’ act of invading the state secretariat and noted that there are better ways of agitation other than craving for bloodshed.

He cited the conduct of Prof. Banji Akintoye, a well known Yoruba Nation agitator as representing the quintessential wisdom and civilisation of the Yoruba race.

“Attempting to barge into the hallowed chambers of legislature and take it over with an arsenal of seven pump action submachine guns, over 700 live cartridges, is clearly an act of terrorism,” he said.

Prince Oyelade added that the sponsors of the Saturday’s invasion of the governor’s office and the state House of Assembly have succeeded in leading the Yoruba Nation agitators into serious trouble.

He further stated that Oyo state remains the most peaceful state in Nigeria and Saturday’s incident will not take away that popular belief.

Prince Oyelade said normalcy has since returned to Ibadan, the state capital and residents are going about their normal duties.