Three activists were yesterday captured by agents of the Department of State Services (DSS) during the counter abducting and revolt challenge composed in Ibadan by the Oodua Coalition Against Insurgency and Kidnapping in Yorubaland.
They were arrested by the DSS men, who had prior scattered a June 12 rally in the Oyo State capital.
Scores of would-be members at the rally were stunned when they landed at the setting promptly toward the beginning of the day just to be pursued away by security agents.
The gathering, an amalgamation of all socio-social and self-assurance bunches in Yorubaland, had joined to examine rising security challenges in the district. They additionally wanted to utilize the mass rally to praise the June 12 in the city.
The security agents in around five transports and clad in their dark uniform, had touched base around 7am and approved off the territory, to forestall the rally.
Three individuals, including sound framework administrator contracted to give administrations at the occasion, were whisked away to the DSS office at Alesinloye State Headquarter of the Service.
An open Affairs examiner and state facilitator of the gathering and another woman lobbyist essentially recognized as Princess Oyeronke were among those captured.
Affirming the captures, the National Public Relations Officer of the Odua Peoples Congress (New Era), Adesina Akinpelu censured the improvement which he compared to the “scandalous strokes of luck during the military junta”.
Akinpelu stated: “We got all the important endorsement however we were astonished to see men of the DSS arriving a lot prior, even before the alliance individuals, with the expectation to stop the rally.”
He asserted further that the authorities were still on the trail of other eminent pioneers of the alliance for conceivable capture and detainment.
Akinpelu said the bungled rally was labeled: “O to Ge” (It’s sufficient) to honor June 12.
He stated: “It was called to address the issue of instability in the land and shield Yoruba individuals who are getting to be imperiled in the land through unending kidnappings and wanton assaults on their farmlands.
“We would prefer not to bring laws into our hands and that is the reason we assembled the conference to drum it to the knowing about Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari that aside pronouncing June 12 majority rule government day, he ought to likewise handle the issue of instability in our territory.”
He said all pleas by pioneers of the Yoruba Summit Group involving delegates of Afenifere, Yoruba Council of Elders, Yoruba Koya Movement, Yoruba Unity Forum, Oodua Peoples Congress, Atayese and Voice of Reason, among others, failed to receive any notice as agents professed to follow up on “orders from above”.
Yet, so as to avoid what could grow into emergency, pioneers of the different mobilizing gatherings won on their individuals not to overstretch the issue similarly as they scattered distinctly to reconvene at another area couple of hours after the fact where they tended to a question and answer session on the condition of the country.