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Separatists invade Ibadan-based FG radio station, take over studio

Some youths suspected to be members of the Yoruba nation group have reportedly taken over a popular radio station in Ibadan, Amuludun 99.1 FM in the early hours of Sunday.

Speaking on the development, some staff members of the radio station said it was taken over around 6 am on Sunday.

A staff member noted that the suspects broke into the station with a variety of charms.

“That is what we witnessed this morning. They hijacked the station around 6 am. But they had been at the station before that time.

“They came with various forms of charms. They woke our staff, who were sleeping. Some of our staff have fled. We are yet to see some of our staff. But the security [personnel] are on ground now,” he stated.

Another source also said that the station has stopped broadcasting.

The station’s general manager, Mr. Stephen Agbaje, confirmed the incident, while reiterating that the security agencies have brought the situation under control.

The manager added that a few arrests had been made.

“Some group of agitators came around in the night, and took over the station, but the situation has been brought under control by the security agents. They were able to recover the station, and some arrests have been made,” he said.

The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) is the owner of the community radio station Amuludun FM.

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