Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, was conspicuously missing from a rally organized by agitators for the Yoruba nation in Lagos on Saturday.
The agitators declared openly their presence at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos, this morning, when they arrived in cultural regalia similar to African traditional religion.
The separatists held the rally for the secession of the South-West geopolitical zone despite occurring threats by security operatives for them to desist.
The security operatives were there in numbers at the Gani Fawehinmi Park today with men of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Army, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps stationed at the Park.
It was also culled that men of the Department of State Services are among the joint security forces who stood at the venue with scores of patrol vans, heavy anti-riot gun trucks, and Black Marias.
Our Sources had told us that a teenager was killed by stray bullets when security operatives tried to scatter the protesters.
Igboho, a pivotal figure in the ex-Senator Banji Akintoye led Ilana Oodua group, is now in hiding following a manhunt launched for him by the Department of State Services. He was proclaimed wanted by the secret police for allegedly stockpiling arms.
Ilana Oodua and Igboho’s media aide, Olayomi Koiki, had claimed that the rally would hold regardless of the DSS invasion of his principal’s Ibadan house In Thursday which led to the killing of two of the activist’s associates.
However, both Akintoye and Igboho were not present at the rally that was attended by their soldiers.
Akintoye, Igboho, and their apostles have been going across the South-West geopolitical zone to crusade their secessionist movement, referring to the injustice meted out to the people of the region as well as worsening insecurity as reasons for their agitation but the Federal Government has maintained on the unity and indissolubility of Nigeria.