Police arrest Yoruba Nation agitators

CITIZENS COMPASS-POLICE in Lagos, on Sunday arrested some suspected Yoruba Nation agitators in the Alausa area.

Spokesperson of the command, Benjamin Hundeyin disclosed this in one of his tweets.

According to him, the suspects were setting up camps when they were apprehended.

He tweeted, “Earlier today, a number of Yoruba Nation agitators commenced setting up camp at Alausa, planned to be used as base to launch a massive protest. Camp was promptly dislodged while agitators were arrested. Investigation continues at SCID. Lawlessness WILL NOT be tolerated!.”

Recall that Police recently fired canisters to disperse members of the Yoruba nation movement who gathered in the Ojota area of Lagos for a rally.

The agitators were said to have gathered around the Gani Fawehinmi freedom park, at the Ojota axis for a “mega rally” to demand what they described as a separate nation for the Yoruba people of Nigeria.

A video of the rally monitored by our Correspondent,  revealed that the the rally started on a peaceful note, before violence erupted after police operatives fired teargas canisters at the agitators.

In some of the videos that appeared on social media, the agitators and commuters could be seen scampering for safety amid gunshots. Vans that appeared to belong to the police were seen burning in flames. A man was seen on the ground at the scene of the incident.

On July 1, 2021, the agitators converged on Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park, Ojota to stage a peaceful rally.

In the process scampering for safety, stray bullet allegedly fired by the Nigeria Police was said to have hit a sales girl, Jumoke Adeleke who died on the spot.

Series of peaceful protests have been organised by Yoruba Nation in Osun, Ondo, Oyo and Ogun States but hat of Lagos usually turned bloody owing to the face off between the protesters and the Police.

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