by Ayo Dada
There was pandemonioum and chaos as agitators for the Yoruba Nation, on Saturday, forcefully reopened the Idi-Iroko land border in Ogun State, which had been closed by the Federal Government since 2019.
Sunday Igboho, on his personal blog, ‘Sunday Adeyemo Igboho TV,’ posted a video showing the youths in their hundreds storming the Idi-Iroko area in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state and forcefully opening the borders between Nigeria and Benin Republic, urging the people to begin doing their businesses.
In another video clip, shown above, one can hear people expressing their frustrations about how Nigerians are hungry and angry about the situation of things in the country, asking why the border in Niger State is open while the one at Idi Iroko is shut.
It should be recalled that Sunday Igboho had warned the Federal Government many times over at his rallies and interviews, asking the Government of Buhari to open the borders in the southwest to business, failing which, the Yorubas would take matters into their own hands.
Different voices are also heard in the background calling on soldiers and other security agents to come out and engage them in a shootout, while others are seen destroying the gates at the border, while screaming:
The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun 1 Area Command, Hammed Oloyede, who confirmed the incident, however said his men successfully repelled the Yoruba Nation agitators while denying any attack on the officers.
“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,” Oloyede said.
While commending the ‘freedom fighters’ at the end of the video, Igboho said more of such actions are in the pipeline as his group is determined to break away from Nigeria.
Igboho also accused the Federal Government of shutting down the land borders in the South-West while those in the North were open.
At this point, it is no hyperbole to say that with the happenings in the southeast, the southwest, the middlebelt, the kidnappings, the ritual murders, the attacks on police stations and the killing of police officers, the agitation for self determination, Nigeria under Buhari is sick, and in the intensive care unit. It needs all the care in the world to survive.
Things have fallen apart, the center is definitely not holding.
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