Police tighten security in Osogbo to prevent hoodlums from hijacking rally



The Osun Police said it has tighten Osogbo, Osun, to prevent breakdown of law and order, as Yoruba Nation agitators hold a peaceful rally Osogbo.

Osun Police Spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, on Saturday, said the agitators, under the group ‘Omo Oduduwa ’, has informed the police of their rally beforehand.


Opalola said the law is not against holding a peaceful rally, and the state commissioner of police, Olawale Olokode, has directed that protection and be provided for the rally to prevent hoodlums from highjacking it.


She said the has put adequate measures place to prevent any form of breakdown of law and order and that police officers are with, and the rally.
 
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that hundreds of youths under the aegis of Omo Oduduwa , converged Osogbo on Saturday, marching the streets in agitation for a Yoruba Nation.


It was reported that the youths prevented from converging at the Nelson Mandela Park for their rally by armed security officers, which forced them to reconvene under the November 27 bridge, around NECO , Africa Area, Osogbo (NAN)