More than a dozen police vehicles have been stationed around the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park in Ojota, Lagos, ahead of today’s Yoruba nation rally.
‘Yoruba Nation’ agitators under the aegis of Ilana Omo Oodua said the protest will take place on Saturday despite Thursday’s attack on the home of Sunday Igboho, a youth leader, in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
On Saturday, security operatives including members of the Lagos state police command, the Nigerian Army, Lagos State Neighborhood Security Council, OP MESA, task force, and Rapid Response Squad arrived at the protest venue hours before 9:00am — the time the protest was scheduled to commence.
Despite a warning from the police in Lagos against the rally, the organisers had vowed to proceed with the event.
But there are no agitators at the venue.