By Gboyega Olunuga, 16th July 2021
RegentAfrica Times has observed on Friday how scores of armed security men, including Police Officers, RRS operatives, Lagos State Task Force and Lagos State Neighborhood Security Watch (LNSC) were stationed at strategic points to prevent any renew Republic of Oodua rally in the nation’s commercial nerve center, Lagos.
Security operatives have cordoned off the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos over a planned rally.
It was gathered a non-government organisation, Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) had planned a peace rally for Friday.
Police water cannon, vans, black maria and armoured RRS tanks were also sighted at the venue of the proposed rally.
Meanwhile, Lagos Police Command had warned the forum against holding any rally in the State.
The Lagos police spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Thursday, citing security concerns and third wave of COVID-19.
Presently, there is traffic gridlock in Ojota and surrounding areas over roadblocks mounted at the section leading to the park.