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Attack On State Secretariat, Act Of Terrorism

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The Oyo State Government has described the Saturday’s attack on state secretariat by self-acclaimed Yoruba Nation agitators as an act of terrorism.

The state’s Commissioner for Information, Prince Dotun Oyelade stressed that the invasion seeking to take over the Governor’s Office and House of Assembly was treasonable.

The Commissioner who disclosed this while granting interviews to journalists on Monday in Ibadan, condemned the act, saying that there were better ways of agitation other than craving for bloodshed.

He cited the conduct of Prof. Banji Akintoye, a well-known Yoruba nation agitator as representing the quintessential wisdom and civilization of the Yoruba race.

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“Attempting to barge into the hallowed chambers of legislature and take it over with an arsenal of seven pump action submachine guns, over 700 live cartridges, is clearly an act of terrorism”, he said.

The commissioner disclosed that sponsors of Saturday’s invasion of the Governor’s Office and the state House of Assembly have succeeded in leading them into serious trouble.

Oyelade reiterated that Oyo State remains the most peaceful state in Nigeria and Saturday’s incident would not take away that popular belief.

The commissioner noted that normalcy had since returned to Ibadan, the state capital and residents were going about their normal duties.



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