JUST-IN: 5 Suspected Yoruba Nation Agitators Arrested After Seizing FRCN FM Station

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Five suspected Oodua Nation agitators have been arrested for their alleged involvement in an attack on Radio Nigeria, Amuludun FM, Moniya, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Sunday.

It was gathered that a group of alleged Oodua Nation agitators in the early hours of Sunday hijacked the FM radio station.

The alleged agitators took over the live studio and entire premises of the station and started broadcasting.

Among their claims included, “Oodua Nation has come to stay”, “Yoruba No More Under Federal Republic of Nigeria”, “United Nation Will Soon Declare Oodua Nation”, among other seditious statements.

They broadcasted for about an hour before the arrival of combined teams of the Police and Nigerian Army.

Meanwhile, the security team was able to recover the radio station after five persons were arrested and taken to the Eleyele headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Command, for interrogation.

Some staff of the radio station, who confirmed the development, said the incident happened at about 6am on Sunday.

Amuludun FM is a community radio station owned by the FRCN.

A staff of the station disclosed that the suspects invaded the station with various forms of charms.

According to him, “They woke our staff, who were sleeping. Some of our staff have fled. We are yet to see some of our staff. But the security personnel are on ground now,” he said.

Another source said the station had gone off the air after the attack.

The General Manager of the station, Mr. Stephen Agbaje, who confirmed the incident, stressed that the situation had been brought under control by the security agencies.

“Some group of agitators came around in the night, and took over the station, but the situation has been brought under control by the security agents. They were able to recover the station, and some arrests have been made,” he stated.

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