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Yoruba Nation: No Retreat, No Surrender – Agitators

Following the Yoruba Nation rally that held in Lagos State yesterday despite the warning from the police, it has been reported that the agitators disclosed that they embarked on the rally to show that they weren’t cowards.

In the course of the rally, a drink seller was reportedly shot dead and the Yoruba Nation agitators has said that the Police should be held accountable.

According to Maxwell Adeleye, the spokesperson for Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, disclosed that, “That the rally took place despite police intimidation symbolises that Yoruba people are not cowards.”

He stated that, “We want to inform the whole world that a stray bullet fired by Officers of the Nigerian Police killed a yet-to-be-identified Soft Drinks Seller at Ojota, the venue of the Yoruba Nation Rally held on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021.”

He added that, “We have held our rally, notwithstanding, the heavy attempts to ensure we do not come to Lagos. That the people came out in their thousands is an indication that the Yoruba People are not cowards.’

Adeleye also said that, “We thank our women who led the rally from the front. May history be kind to them. We thank the gentlemen of the press for their support and solidarity.”

He continued that, “This is the beginning. It is no retreat, no surrender. The struggle continues. We are marching forward in the struggle to liberate our land from the shackles of oppression and intimidation.” 

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