Police have arrested two of the suspected Oodua Nation Agitators who invaded the Alausa Division of the Lagos State Police Command.
The spokesperson of the command, SP David Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the agitators invaded the station with various charms and cutlasses around 5:30am on Sunday, May 28, 2023.
According to the PPRO, the suspects, upon arrival, started recording with their phones and chanting that “Yoruba Nation have taken over in Yorubaland.
The spokesperson said the suspects also assaulted police officers who attempted to disperse them before two of them were arrested while others escaped.
“Today being 28 /05/2023 at about 0535hrs, a group of men numbering about 15 under the aegis of Yoruba Nation Agitators came to Alausa Division and on arrival they started recording with their phones and chanting “No more Nigeria Police Again and That Yoruba Nation have taken over” in Yorubaland”. In the course of their protest, they assaulted some officers in the Division who attempted to disperse them,” the statement read.
“Police reinforcement was promptly dispatched, and two of the agitators were arrested while others escaped upon arrival of the police reinforcement,”
“Various charms, cutlasses and the insignia of the group were recovered from them. The Yoruba Nation Agitators claimed they came to inform the station with an official letter that they have been approved by the United Nations. Police security in and around the Station and the entire Alausa vicinity has been upscaled, and stable order restored.
“Detailed investigation has already commenced with the arrested suspects volunteering valuable information that will give deeper insight into the membership and future plans of the group and aid the Police in undertaking operations to deal with their threat proactively. Further development will be communicated in due course.”