5th February, 2023
Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command on Sunday crushed a planned massive protest by Yoruba Nation agitators in Lagos and arrested 10 members.
Spokesperson of the command, Benjamin Hundeyin, in tweets on Sunday said the suspects were arrested earlier today in Alausa.
He said they had begun setting up camps in Alausa to use the base to launch a massive protest.
According to him, the camp was promptly dislodged while the agitators were arrested, saying that investigation continued.
Hundeyin said protests that started with this format in Lagos usually snowballed into infringement of the rights of others.
In his words: “Earlier today, a number of Yoruba Nation agitators commenced setting up camp at Alausa, planned to be used as base to launch a massive protest. Camp was promptly dislodged while agitators were arrested. Investigation continues at SCID. Lawlessness WILL NOT be tolerated!
“Protests that started with this format, in Lagos, always snowballed into infringement of the rights of others, destruction of property & difficult-to-manage situations.
“At Lagos State Police Command, we put crime statistics to use. Also, see section 4 of the Police Act 2020.”