Yoruba nation rally: Heavy security at Gani Fawehinmi Park in Lagos


There is a heavy deployment of security operatives with dozens of police patrol vans stationed at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos, ahead of the Yoruba nation rally.

A combined team of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Rapid Response Squad have surrounded the park.

Despite a warning from the police in Lagos against the rally, the organisers had vowed to proceed with the event.

However, no Yoruba nation agitator has yet been seen at the venue while vehicular movement and business activities continue uninterrupted along the axis.

On Friday, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, and his men embarked on a show of force in the state to warn agitators and Yoruba nation separatists against any form of rally.

Convener of the rally and Yor

Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho has been declared wanted by the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly stockpiling arms.

Igboho had reportedly suspended the Lagos rally following a raid of his Ibadan residence by the DSS on Thursday.

But the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, led by Banji Akintoye, had said there was no going back, adding that “It is the duty of Police to ensure the rally is not hijacked by hoodlums”.

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