Oodua Republic Rally: Lagos Police Warns Agitators

The Lagos State Police Command and other security agencies on Friday, 2 July, 2021 embarked on show of force around Lagos State as a warning signal to the agitators of Oodua Republic Rally. 

The police authorities warned that any group of persons planning to stage any rally or procession in the state despite the warnings issued during the joint press breifing by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu and the Hon Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lagos State, Mr Gbenga Omotoso on Thursday, 1 July, 2021, at the Press Centre, State Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, would have themselves to blame. 

A statement signed by CSP Muyiwa Adejobi and made available to NAOSRE stated that the Command and the Government of Lagos State had warned the organizers of the planned Oodua Republic Mega Rally, scheduled for Saturday, 3 July, 2021, at Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park, Ojota, Lagos, to steer clear of Lagos State, considering the available intelligence reports on the planned rally and to forestall any breakdown of law and order.

The Command and other security agencies, including the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, Federal Road Safety Corps and Department of State Services have however put measures in place to prevent any act of lawlessness, oppression and intimidation, of any kind, in the state on the said date. 

The command reiterated its stance that anyone caught participating or facilitating the so-called mega rally in Lagos State will be dealt with within the ambits of the law.

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