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April 15, 2024

Attackers of Oyo Secretariat miscreants on cheap drugs — Makinde’s aide

Attackers of Oyo Secretariat miscreants on cheap drugs — Makinde’s aide

Fatai Owoseni, Special Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on Security Matters, has described the attackers of the Oyo State secretariat as miscreants on cheap drugs.

Owoseni, a former commissioner of police, stated this in an interview on Channels Television on Monday.

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Recall that the Nigerian Army had said the attackers were “Yoruba Nation adherents” “dressed in foreign military camouflage with berets and armed with dangerous weapons.”

The Army, in a statement, said, “As a result of this engagement, nine members of the irredentist group were apprehended, while one Semi Automatic Pump Action rifle and ammunition were recovered.”

Meanwhile, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bode George has described the invasion of the Oyo State House of Assembly complex by the Yoruba Nation agitators as an act of treason.

George stated this in an interview on Arise Television on Monday.

The PDP chieftain stressed that the agitators can not take up arms against their government.

He said, “You don’t just go and take up arms against your government, it’s treason. That they called Amotekun and the police is something; if it were people from my old profession, they would have seen them as enemies and fired at them.

“I was completely very angry because that is not the way you talk to your government. What could have driven them into that? My conclusion is that they might not be educated. You don’t take up arms against your nation.

“It’s unimaginable; you brought guns and charms; were they dreaming? It’s unacceptable, it’s the highest breaking of the law of the land. You have your freedom of speech which is the most sensible way to approach this problem. The problem is that this thing never leaked to the intelligence of this nation.

“Agitators carried their weapons in military uniforms, and nobody stopped them on the road; you now see the urgent need for state police because they could not have been meeting somewhere if we are well organized like the state police.”