Lagos Yoruba Nation Protest


Agitators of the Yoruba nation have defied warnings by the Police Command in Lagos not to protest as they gathered in large numbers at the Gani Fawehinmi freedom park at Ojota despite high presence of security personnel.

The Commissioner of Police , Mr Hakeem Odumosu had earlier issued a warning that there would be no room for any protest by separatist in Lagos.

However, the different groups of Yoruba nation supporters were chanting songs like “no going back” on the planed protest.
Addressing the protesters, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Odumosu noted that though protest was the right of every citizen but Lagos was yet to overcome the devastating effects of the endsars protest of October last year.

Some of the protesters said the absence of the Yoruba rights activists, Mr Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho would not stop the protest as planned.

Different groups of supporters, including traditionists were seen in their regalias with different banners at the Gani Fawehinmi freedom park at Ojota.

Meanwhile, a yoghurt seller, identified simply as Jumoke, has been killed by bullets reportedly fired by a security operative dispersing Yoruba Nation agitators at Ojota, Lagos State.

Reports say the girl was selling drinks at a shop when the bullet hit her.

Omolara Omosanya

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