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Gunshots, teargas as police disperse Yoruba nation agitators in Lagos

Gunshots, teargas as police disperse Yoruba nation agitators in Lagos
July 03
12:02 2021

The police shot into the air and fired teargas as they tried to disperse a crowd of agitators who converged on Ojota area of Lagos for a ‘Yoruba nation’ protest on Saturday.

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The police also unleashed water cannon on the protesters who were over 50 in number.

The agitators held placards, demanding an independent state for the south-west region.

”No going back; Yoruba nation now,” they shouted.

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Hakeem Odumosu, the state commissioner of police, was addressing journalists when the crowd became threatening.

Security operatives had surrounded Gani Fawehinmi Park, the venue of the protest, to forestall a breakdown of order.

 

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