Monday, October 25, 2021

Yoruba nation agitators forcefully reopen Idiroko border

The agitators reportedly stormed the border but repelled by the customs officers

On Saturday, chaos sparked in Idiroko, Ipokia Local Government Area, Ogun State, when activists from the Yoruba nation rampaged the area and coercively opened its land border.

They were swiftly resisted by the Nigeria Customs Service operatives stationed in the border town between Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.

The federal government has shut down the land border since 2019 when it obligated that all forms of imported goods be done through seaports.

A gun was snatched from an Immigration officer in a video that was posted on social media.

In the video, numerous voices are heard imploring army personnel and other security agents to come out and pull the trigger.

The Yoruba agitators, however, destroyed the gate at the border while on top of their voices screaming

We have opened the border at Idi-Iroko!

The Yoruba nation agitators also encouraged people to use the route to commence their importing business.

During the intrusion, a young man was assaulted and savagely beaten for reportedly trying to record the incident on his mobile phone.

When contacted, the Nigeria Customs Service’s Ogun 1 Area Command’s Public Relations Officer, Hammed Oloyede, confirmed the news.

The activists, on the other hand, were displaced, according to him.

Oloyede, who revoked any assaults on Customs officers, said the situation was under control.

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

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