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Yoruba Nation: You’ll pay the price – President Tinubu warns agitators
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Thu, 18 Apr 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

President Bola Tinubu has warned ethnic agitators threatening the sovereignty and unity of Nigeria, saying they would be made to face the full consequences of their actions.

He issued the warning against the backdrop of the invasion of the Oyo State House of Assembly Complex in Agodi, Ibadan, by Yoruba Nation agitators.

In a viral video clip, the agitators, decked in camouflage and armed with weapons, declared the independence of the ‘Democratic Republic of the Yoruba’.

A statement by presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale said Tinubu reacted to the incident during a meeting with leaders of Yoruba socio-cultural body, Afenifere, led by Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Tinubu warned: “Those who think they can threaten the sovereignty of Nigeria will have themselves to blame.

“They have a price to pay and we are not going to relent.”

Tinubu also said his administration had recorded significant progress against insurgency where it exists in the country, adding that he would not relent in the fight against criminals.

He said: “I am irrevocably committed to the unity of Nigeria and constitutional democracy.

“Constitutional democracy is reflected greatly here since we assumed office. What we face now is the challenge of terrorism.

“Security of life and property is very necessary for development. I can tell you we are achieving success.

“There’s an improvement from hoisting flags on the Nigerian properties and sovereignty.

“We have degraded terrorism to a level that they cannot threaten the sovereignty of Nigeria any longer.

“Banditry and kidnapping will be defeated and there is no payment of ransom whatsoever.

“We are taking the battle to them. We are getting results more rapidly than before.

“We are working hard on intelligence gathering.”

 

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