JUST IN: Tension as armed men suspected to be Yoruba nation agitators invade government house in Ibadan (Video)

There was palpable tension as some armed men suspected to be Yoruba Nation Agitators stormed the Oyo Government Secretariat in Ibadan.

The armed men on Saturday morning were stationed at strategic points in the Secretariat and attempted to enter the Governor’s Office and the state House of Assembly complex.

An eyewitness account said the men dressed in military camouflage covered their faces with masks and scarfs.

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Tear gas were also said to have been fired with the situation sending panic to residents around the axis.

Motorists plying the route started making detour as other road users scampered to safety.

Road users enroute Secretariat diverted along Customs Junction as the Secretariat-Queen Elizabeth Road was cut off traffic.

Shop owners, business and residents around Bodija, Ikolaba, enroute Awolowo quickly locked up their shops and doors.

It was gathered efforts of the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Security, CP Sunday Odukoya (retired) to calm the situation were futile as the masked gunmen insisted on hoisting their flag in the Secretariat. 

But the arrival of military officers from the 2nd Division of the Army about an hour later was said to have changed the narrative with some of the agitators at the entrance gate taking to their heels.

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While the Oyo State Government or police authorities are yet to comment on the matter, three of the armed men have been nabbed as seen in a video shared on social media.

Watch the video below


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