The Ogun State Police Command has arrested number of Yoruba nation agitators alleged to have ignored the warning by the authorities that no such rally should come up in the state and its environs.
Penpushing reports that, the protesters under the banner of Ilana Omo Oodua on Saturday stormed the major streets of Abeokuta, the State capital to demand a call for a break away from Nigeria.
The protesters had earlier converged at Ake palace displaying different placards and chanting different protest lyrics despite the warning by the police against the rally, which the command declared as illegal
Penpushing further reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Friday in a statement said people “are being sponsored by certain individuals outside the State and the country to destabilise Ogun State.”
The statement declared that the police would not allow some citizens “hold others to the ransom and threaten the corporate existence of the country, and appealed to leaders of the group to shelve the idea of staging a rally on May 1.
“The Command, therefore, wishes to appeal to the leaders of this group to shelve the idea of staging another public rally in any part of the State for now, as such is capable of undermining the relative peace being enjoyed in the entire State’, the statement emphasised.
“Consequently, the rally slated for Abeokuta on 1st May, 2021, is viewed by the Command as one too many in the State, and therefore not approved.Parents and guardians are hereby advised to warn their children and wards not to be involved in any such gathering that may expose them to violence and consequently bring them on a collision course with the security agencies.”
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