DSS grills leader over proposed secession protests in Osun

DSS grills leader over proposed secession protests in Osun

THE Department of State Service (DSS) on Monday interrogated the leader of a Yoruba socio-cultural group, Kiriji Heritage Defenders, Dr Ademola Ekundayo, over planned protests by secessionists in Osun State, The Nation has learnt.

It was gathered Ekundayo was invited to the DSS Command following speculations some Yoruba groups under the aegis of Yoruba Self-Determination group were planning secession protests following the disrupted rally by security operatives in Ibadan on April 17, 2021.

He was said to have been interrogated at the DSS headquarters in Osogbo for about four hours before he was released.

When contacted, Ekundayo confirmed to The Nation he was invited by DSS noting: “We are not criminals or collaborating with any criminal group.

“The security men are just being proactive. We are not secessionists in Kiriji Heritage Defenders.

“The decision for the rally to hold in Osun is beyond our group. Other notable groups will take that decision when the time comes. Our major preoccupation is security across Yoruba borders.”

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