Despite the strong presence of armed policemen and troops near Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos, Yoruba agitators have begun to gather in large numbers.
They are shouting various independence anthems, such as “No going back,” “We want Oodua Nation,” and others.
So far, the demonstration has been proceeding quietly, with no harassment from security personnel.
The protesters appeared at 11.20 a.m., when the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, was speaking to media.
Some of the agitators who talked to journalists claimed that it is time for the Yoruba ethnic group to form a separate nation since they have nothing in common with the other ethnic groups in Nigeria.
Flyers shared by the agitators read, “Ilosiwaju Ominira Yoruba Nation.”