Police arrest Yoruba Nation protesters, seize food items


No fewer than 10 Yoruba Nation agitators have been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command over an alleged plan to embark on a protest in the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, in a post on Twitter, said the agitators were arrested while setting up a camp for the protest in the Alausa area of the state.

Noting that an investigation had commenced into the case which was transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department, Yaba, Hundeyin said the command would not tolerate any form of lawlessness in the state.

The post read, “Earlier today, a number of Yoruba Nation agitators commenced setting up of a camp at Alausa, planned to be used as a base to launch a massive protest. The camp was promptly dislodged while agitators were arrested. The investigation continues at the SCID. Lawlessness will not be tolerated.”

In the pictures attached to the post, no fewer than 10 persons were seen wearing clothes inscribed with the Yoruba Nation flag.

The agitators stood in front of a Yoruba Nation banner.

Loaves of bread, two generators, a pot, coolers and a cooker, among others, were also seen in one of the pictures.