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Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba rights activist, has called off the Yoruba Nation protest slated for Saturday in Lagos.
Yoruba Nation agitators, according to Kemi Filani, have conducted protests in several areas of the South-West, with one in Lagos slated for Saturday.
However, Igboho, in an interview with BBC News Pidgin, said that the rally in Lagos has been cancelled.
He made the remarks only hours after his home in Ibadan, Oyo State, was assaulted by gunmen who allegedly murdered two people and kidnapped his wife.
His words come after a statement by the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, declared that the Yoruba Nation rally slated for Lagos will hold on Saturday as scheduled.
The statement was signed by its leader, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, and made available to newsmen by his Communications Manager, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye.
“We want to confirm again that the Pro-Yoruba Nation rally scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 3rd, in Lagos will proceed as scheduled” the statement read in part.