Police Raid Yoruba Nation Camp In Lagos, Arrest 10 Activists
Police in Lagos State say they had raided a camp set up by the Yoruba Nation Agitators, preparatory to their planned mass rally today in Lagos metropolis.
Spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, said that the camp set up at Alausa, Ikeja, was dismantled by police and ten of the activists arrested.
He listed items recovered from the camp as including cooking utensils, a banner, electricity generator and loaves of bread.
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Hundeyin adds that the activists who were picked up on Sunday had been transferred to the state criminal investigations department for investigations.
Ahead of the alleged mass rally, flyers had appeared on the social media. The agenda include protests against the current naira squeeze and petrol crisis.
Hundeyin said protests that started with this format in Lagos usually snowballed into infringement of the rights of others.
According to Hundeyin, a number of Yoruba Nation agitators commenced setting up camp at Alausa, where they planned to use as base to launch a massive protest.
Camp was promptly dislodged while agitators were arrested. He also added that investigation continues at SCID and lawlessness WILL NOT be tolerated!
Protests that started with this format, in Lagos, always snowballed into infringement of the rights of others, destruction of property & difficult-to-manage situations.