Friday, July 19, 2024

One dead as Yoruba Nation agitators hold rally in Lagos

A man was killed in the Ojota area of Lagos earlier today, as some ‘Yoruba Nation’ agitators held a rally.

A Yoruba Nation group had planned to hold a “Super Mega” rally in Ojota to continue their demand for a separate Yoruba country from south-west Nigeria.

The police spokesperson in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin, told PREMIUM TIMES that a yet-to-be-identified man lost his life in the unrest.

He said “normalcy has returned,” to the area.

“Yoruba Nation agitators came out to disrupt normal activities and the police stepped in to prevent that,” he said via telephone.

He noted that the Yoruba Nation members did not inform the police that they were going to hold a rally.

A PREMIUM TIMES review of videos and photos of the incident, shared on social media, suggests that there was a clash between police and members of the group. However, the police said that there was no such thing.

Videos online also show teargas billowing into the air. Two trucks which appeared to belong to the police were also caught in flames.

On 3 July 2021, a sales girl, Jumoke Oyeleke, was shot dead by the police during a rally held by the Yoruba Nation agitators.

(Premium Times)



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