July 15, 2024

Unrest as Yoruba Nation agitators rally in Lagos

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Unrest as Yoruba Nation agitators rally in Lagos

Unrest has been reported in the Ojota area of Lagos on Monday, as some Yoruba Nation agitators held a rally.
According to reports, the Yoruba Nation group had planned to hold a mega rally at Ojota to press for self-determination from the Nigerian federation.
Based on videos and photos shared on social media, Ojota was the scene of a clash between police and members of the group.
The PUNCH has not been able to confirm if anyone died in the clash.
However, a source told Foundation for Investigative journalism that two groups, suspected to be Oduduwa Peoples Congress and Yoruba Nation agitators, clashed in the early hours of Monday, resulting in one casualty.
The source said the police arrived at the scene and shot teargas to disperse the crowd.
“Ojota is up in smoke, police are shooting teargas, and one person is dead. There was a clash between the OPC and Yoruba Nation.”
When contacted by our correspondent, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said normalcy had been restored.
He said he could not give details at the moment.
“I don’t have the details, once I have the details, I will let you know,” the PPRO said.

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