– The border at Idiroko has been forcefully opened
– Also, the protesters have been reported to have snatched some guns from immigration officers
– Meanwhile, the protesters were repelled by the Customs officers
Yoruba nation agitators have forcefully reopened Idiroke border Idiroko, Ipokia local government area of Ogun state when some.
According to The Punch newspaper, the agitators were repelled by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service who were manning the border town between Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.
The land border had been closed by the Federal Government since 2019 when it directed that all forms of importation be done through the seaports.
A video circulated on social media showed a gun being snatched away from an Immigration officer.
In the 19-minute-and-23 -second video clip, a man in a yellow T-shirt can be seen shooting the gun into the air to the admiration of others at the scene.
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Different voices are heard in the video calling on soldiers and other security agents to come out and shoot.
They destroyed the gates at the border, screaming, “We have opened the border at Idi-Iroko!”