Yoruba traditionalists defy Lagos rally ban

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Some Yoruba traditionalists on Saturday stormed the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park at Ojota area of Lagos in protest for the tribe to disengage from Nigeria.

The congregation is in defiance of ban  on protest by the police authorities in the state.

The charms-bearing protesters shared fliers on the need and urgency for a Yoruba Nation while chanting: “Yoruba Nation Now, No going back”, “No retreat, “No surrender”, “Igboho Oosa”, the last in reference to the raid of the Department of State Service, DSS, on the residence of Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, a lead figure in the agitation for the creation of a nation of persons of Southwest extraction.

Not few of them were however arrested, teargassed, sprayed with hot water from armored water cannon vehicle and bundled into Black Maria by the police already stationed at the scene.

The security forces also employed gunshots to disperse the separatists.

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