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BREAKING: Yoruba Nation Protesters Shun Lagos Rally
Organisers of the Yoruba Nation rally have failed to show up at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos, the proposed venue as at the time of this report.
The rally which was billed to start around 9am, failed to commence with no protesters in sight, Akéde Ọ̀yọ́ observed.
Akéde Ọ̀yọ́ had previously reported that the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, led by Second Republic Senator, 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”
But the agitators have failed to show up at the venue of the rally.
Meanwhile, there is a heavy security presence at the venue.
Akéde Ọ̀yọ́ observed that about 23 vans of security operatives including Nigerian Army, RRS Attack, Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps, Lagos State Task Force, Cannon trucks were seen at strategic points and at the venue of the rally.
Efforts to reach Igboho’s spokesperson, Olayomi Koiki for an update about the rally proved abortive as his lines were not reachable.
The atmosphere at the venue is peaceful with commuters, motorists, residents going about their daily activities.
SOURCE: THE NATION