- The Yoruba nation agitators who gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota, have been dispersed by security operatives
- According to reports, the protesters scampered for safety as hot water was sprayed to disperse them
- The Lagos government and police command had warned against the holding of any rally but the agitators turned deaf ears
Ojota, Lagos - The Yoruba nation rally at Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos, on Saturday, July 3, became chaotic as gunshots were reportedly fired at the venue.
This was after the Lagos commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, addressed journalists at the venue saying no rally is allowed in the state, Punch reports.
According to him, there was a need to prevent any rally following what happened during the EndSARS protest in 2020 that was hijacked by the hoodlums.
Not scared of police? Traditional worshippers join Yoruba nation rally in Lagos, appear in white wrapper
Agitators dare security operatives
Despite severe warnings and presence of heavy security at the venue of the rally, some Yoruba nation agitators still came out to protest.
They spread banners and flyers to announce their arrival and presence, daring the security operatives.
After giving them some time, the police decided to act. Hot water from an armoured tank was sprayed to disperse the agitators.
P.M. News reporter at the venue noted that some agitators were arrested
Teenager killed at Ojota
While others were lucky to escape with their lives, a girl, said to be 14-years-old, met her untimely death.
A resident who pleaded anonymity told The Nation, the girl was about to open the shop when a stray bullet hit her.
Legit.ng cannot confirm who fired the shot that killed the girl.
Security agents take over Gani Fawehinmi park
The Lagos state command drafted some personnel to Ojota to stop the proposed Yoruba nation rally by separatists agitators.
Men of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Army, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were spotted at the park.
Despite the heavy presence of armed security operatives around the park, the agitators of the Yoruba nation still came out in their numbers.
Traditional worshippers join rally
Some women who were decked in white wrappers like Orisha devotees were spotted participating in the rally.
The separatist who are demanding secession from Nigeria were chanting different songs of freedom and flying their flags.
They are insisting that the time has come to have a separate nation for the Yoruba ethnic group, which they believe is suffering and its people being marginalised.
Source: Legit Newspaper