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Police overpowered as Ibadan residents rally for Yoruba Nation (Video)
Aggrieved residents on Saturday shun police presence in Ibadan to conduct a mass-mega rally for the Yoruba Nation.
Police operatives were, earlier witnessed within the scheduled venue to actions to prevent the peaceful march by Banji Akintoye-led Ilana Odua in Ibadan.
Scannews24 gathered the rally was put together to sensitize people about Yoruba self-determination.
The Punch reported that police operatives took over
The supposed rally venue, Mapo Hall, Ibadan, according to Punch reports, was then overtaken by Police earlier on Saturday, April 17.
Akintoye, was scheduled to lead the rally but
The venue was besieged by armed police personnel and armour personnel carrier when Pa Akintoye, the 86-year-old Emeritus Professor of History was about leading the way for a peaceful march.
Twenty police vehicles comprising patrol vans in Mapo Area were seen on the venue.
Retrieved clip indicated over thousands of residents trooped out on the major streets with megaphones, band set, trumpet etc educating people.
They were chanting ‘no more Nigeria is freedom we want’.
One hundred and seventy-fourth coalition of Yoruba groups in the diaspora, under the aegis of Yoruba One Voice (YOV), had an International Webinar Conference on Saturday, March, 27 strategizing a way forward.
The online meeting recorded over a thousand (1,000) prominent Yoruba sons and daughters in attendance.