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DHQ describes agitation for Yoruba Nation, a laughable movement

DHQ describes agitation for Yoruba Nation, a laughable movem

The Defence Headquarters had on Thursday maintained that the recent agitation for Yoruba/Oodua Nation by some elements in some states in the Southwestern part of Nigeria is a laughable act. 

It also raised alarm that terrorist groups and their sympathisers were on a plan to blackmail the military, following its onslaught on insurgents.

Allnews.ng had earlier reported that members of a Yoruba Nation agitation group, last Saturday, dressed in military camouflage invaded the Oyo State secretariat with attempt to take over the State House of Assembly.

We further reported that the agitators engaged the joint security operatives in a gun duel but were subdued, leading to the arrest of 29 suspects.

Feeding newsmen at a briefing, in Abuja , the Director, of Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. Edward Buba maintained that the agitation has further pointed out how the insecurity ravaging many parts of the country is self-inflicted.

 “The agitation of IPOB in the South East has proven to be for self-aggrandizement. Then, the call for a Yoruba Nation is laughable. All these buttress how our security situation is self-inflicted in the country.

“These acts are against the constitution and therefore, unacceptable for persons or groups to take up arms against a constituted government. Anyone or group that contravenes this provision of the constitution is inviting severe military action and would be dealt with decisively.”

While raising the alarm that terrorists and their sympathisers were planning to blackmail the military following the onslaught on the insurgents, Buba said: “It, therefore, should not be surprising, that these terrorists and their sympathisers plot to blackmail the military as a result of these airstrikes. 

“The plot is to depict some casualties as innocent citizens rather than cohorts of this terrorist. It is therefore important for the media to be wary of the antics of these terrorist groups and their sympathisers. Our operations have prevented these evil elements from accomplishing their strategic objectives.”

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