Lagos Police Make Arrest Over Yoruba Nation Rally Mayhem, Warns Miscreants

Police van on fire

The Police have arrested four suspected miscreants in connection with the clash between Yoruba Self Determination Movement, YSDM, and the Police in Ojota area of Lagos in which one person was killed on Monday.

This information is according to the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP. Benjamin Hundeyin while giving update on the early morning clash at Ojota area of the state.

The Spokesperson informed that miscreants masquerading as Yoruba Nation agitators came out in their hundreds, disrupting social and commercial activities in the area before they were dispersed by a police team comprising officers from Alausa Division and the Rapid Response Squad.

Hundeyin said the miscreants shot at the police with pump action rifle, wounding two officers and destroying two vehicles in the process.

The self-determination group had gathered to hold its scheduled Super Mega rally in Ojota.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, has warned person or group of persons found disturbing the peace in Lagos on the aftermath of the clash.

The Police boss warned that any person or group of persons found disturbing the peace of the state, under whatever guise, will be decisively dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the law.

According to the Police, the warning has become imperative following the unprovoked and wanton armed attack on police officers who dutifully dispersed an unlawful gathering in the early hours of today at the Ojota area of the state.

CP Alabi stated, “While the Command is not averse to peoples’ right to freedom of assembly and association; and expression, the Command will equally live up to its mandate of ensuring that no person or group of persons is allowed to infringe on the fundamental human rights of others, especially the rights to freedom of movement and right to dignity of human persons.

He further called on parents, guardians, opinion, religious, community, political, traditional leaders to warn their children, wards, constituents, followers to desist from all forms of unlawful actions as the Command will not tolerate the slightest form of attack on its personnel or the good people and residents of Lagos State.

CP Alabi enjoins all peace-loving Lagosians to go about their lawful duties without fear of harassment or intimidation, as all adequate security assets have been strategically deployed to ensure their safety and security. 

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