Yoruba nation agitators forcefully reopen Idiroko border

Yoruba nation agitators forcefully reopen Idiroko border

- The border at Idiroko has been forcefully opened

- Also, the protesters have been reported to have snatched some guns from immigration officers

- Meanwhile, the protesters were repelled by the Customs officers

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Yoruba nation agitators have forcefully reopened Idiroke border Idiroko, Ipokia local government area of Ogun state.

According to The Punch newspaper, the agitators were repelled by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service who were manning the border town between Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.

Yoruba nation agitators forcefully reopen Idiroko border
Yoruba Nation agitators have reportedly reopened Idiroko border.
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Recall that the federal government since 2019 had closed the border when it directed that all forms of importation be done through the seaports.

Meanwhile, a Yoruba organisation, Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF), has strongly rejected the secessionist agitation being championed by Igboho.

Sunday Igboho has been in the news recently following his call for the secession of the Yoruba nation from Nigeria.

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However, the pan-Yoruba group, YAF, staged a protest on Thursday, May 6, in Ado Ekiti to condemn Igboho's secession agenda, describing such a move as treasonable and unpatriotic, Vanguard reported.

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In another related report, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria's former president, has condemned the calls for the nation's breakup by some ethnic advocates.

The former president described calls for Nigeria's break up as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country, a statement sent on Wednesday, May 5, to Legit.ng by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, indicates.

He expressed worry over what would become of the minority groups if the major tribes such as Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo decided to secede and begin to operate as separate countries.

Meanwhile, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, former governor of Oyo state has alleged that Nothern Nigerian is also making plans to leave the country.

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The prominent politician said this on Thursday, May 13, while reacting to the secession agitations in Southern Nigeria, specifically the southeast and the southwest.

The Oyo-born politician further claimed that the north has been working hard to ensure a smooth take-off of probably Arewa Republic. According to him, the north is working hard to actualise its succession plan while the southeast and the southwest have been talking too much.

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