Nigerian law enforcement officials have been deployed en masse to Ojota, Lagos State, forward of the a lot anticipated Yoruba Nation Now rally slated to carry in Lagos in the present day.
SaharaReporters gathered that police vans have been stationed on the venue to forestall the breakdown of legislation and order and to arrest protesters. Protesters weren’t seen on the venue within the early hours of Saturday.
The Oduduwa Nation agitators, led by Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), had referred to as for the rally to drum consideration to their calls for.
However, following assaults on Igboho’s Ibadan residence, he backed out of the plan.
Meanwhile, the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had, throughout a joint press briefing with the Lagos Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso, on Thursday, banned the deliberate rally as a result of an intelligence report revealed plans to hijack the protest.
Reiterating this place on Friday, the police boss, who addressed a safety gathering comprising operatives of the police, Department of State Services (DSS) and Federal Road Safety Commission on the Command headquarters, stated they have been ready for the agitators.