Police authorities in Lagos said some of its personnel were injured after Yoruba Nation agitators stormed a station in the early hours of Sunday.
The spokesperson for the state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said two agitators were arrested in the Alausa area of Lagos.
“The agitators, numbering 15, stormed Alausa Police Division at about 5:35 a.m. today, chanting, ‘Yoruba Nation has taken over,’ and injured some police officers who attempted to disperse them,” Mr Hundeyin said.
He, however, said the remaining agitators fled following a response from the police.
“The suspects, who were arrested with charms, dangerous weapons and different offensive insignias bearing Yoruba Nation Army, stormed Alausa Division along with others at about the same time another group was attempting to take over a radio station in Ibadan, Oyo State.
“They claimed they came to officially inform the police that the United Nations had granted approval for the take-off of Yoruba Nation,” he said.
He said the arrested suspects are currently assisting the police in the ongoing investigation into the subversive plans of the group.
“The suspects are assisting the police while their network of sponsors will soon be unveiled and brought to justice in the overriding internal security interest of the State,” he said.
The police image-maker said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Idowu Owohunwa, has warned subversive elements to steer clear of the state or face the wrath of the law.
“The command is fully ready and has the strong will and operational orientation to bring the full weight of the law to bear on them or on any other elements that might attempt to disrupt the stable security order in Lagos.
“The command will effectively suppress any ill-advised persons or groups under any nomenclature who might be attempting to test the will of law enforcement operatives of the command before, during and after the May 29, 2023, inauguration,” he said.