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Yoruba Nation: Protesters defy FG order, forcefully open Idiroko border [VIDEO]

  • Situation under control – Customs

Yoruba nation supporters invaded the border community

A group of persons believed to be Yoruba nation agitators have reportedly stormed Idiroko land border in Ogun State and forcefully opened its gates that lead Igolo, Republic of Benin border town, according to Daily Post NG.

Idiroko is a border town between Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.

President Muhammadu Buhari-led Government had since 2019 ordered all land borders closed and directed all importations must come through the nation’s seaports

A report, however, said the Yoruba nation supporters invaded the border community on Saturday, May 29 and forced open all the gates at the international frontier.

A video on social media showed a gun being snatched from an Immigration officer, according to the report.

A man in a yellow T-shirt was also seen shooting the gun into the air to the admiration of others at the scene.

Different voices were heard in the video calling on the soldiers and other security agents to come out and shoot.

A young man, who was accused of trying to record the incident with his mobile phone was attacked and beaten to stupor.

When contacted, the spokesman of the Nigeria Customs Service Ogun 1 Area Command, Hammed Oloyede, said the situation was under control.

”There was no attack on our patrol bases or checkpoints. Those guys are just doing their own. They tried to attack one patrol point but it was repelled. The situation is under control. There is no problem.”

Meanwhile, the spokesman to Sunday Adeyemo Igboho in a video commended the actions of the agitators, saying the Federal Government shut down Yoruba States borders while those in the north were open.

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