Yoruba Nation Agitators Forced Open Idi Iroko
Agitators of an independent Yoruba nation on Saturday, May 29, 2021, took their quest to a border village in Ogun State, forcing the reopening of the Idiroko land border.
The Agitators were immediately confronted by Nigeria Customs Service personnel stationed at the border town between Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.
Since 2019, the federal government has closed the border to combat the counterfeiting of illegal items into the nation through the route.
However, Yoruba Nation agitators approached immigration police at the border in an attempt to reopen the border.
Some of them were shown ecstatic after grabbing a pistol from a customs officer in a video that went viral on social media.
While some agitators shouted, “We have opened the border at Idiroko!” others encouraged people to start importing goods through the channel.
According to Punch, a young man was ambushed and beaten to a pulp after allegedly attempting to videotape the event on his cellphone.
The agitators were repulsed, according to the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun 1 Area Command, Hammed Oloyede, who confirmed the occurrence.
He, on the other hand, denied any assault on Customs officers and said the situation was under control.