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Yoruba Nation agitators defy Gov. Abiodun’s order

Yoruba Nations agitators, on Saturday, defied Gov Dapo Abiodun’s warning not to stage protest in any form in Ogun state.

Abiodun had stated that June 12 is a day for the celebration of democracy and “we should not do anything to tarnish the day and what it stands for”.

However, some Yoruba nation agitators stormed Abeokuta, Ijebu-Ode and other parts of Ogun state with placards bearing various inscriptions, including #BuhariMustGo, #YorubaNation, among others.

The protest prompted the closure of major markets and shops as traders and residents stayed back home for the fear of backlash.

Speaking in Abeokuta, the state capital, a Co-ordinator of Oduduwa Nation agitators, Sola Kogbodoku, said the protest was meant to inform the World that Yorubas are ready for secession.

She said “We are here for a peaceful protest to let the whole world know that we, Yorubas in the country called Nigeria, are ready for freedom. We are ready to self-determined our lives, what we do, how we do it, and where we do it. This is a rally without a fight, without war, without killing, and without any atrocity.”

Another Yoruba nation agitator, Azeez Suleiman, said “We are here today to let everybody throughout the whole world know that Yoruba is a typical nation created by Almighty God. All our resources should not be taken away from us. The Yoruba are being treated like a slave on their father’s land which is not supposed to be.”

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