A group, The Yoruba Appraisal Forum is planning a fresh Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos on Friday.
However, the Lagos State Police Command on Thursday said it is currently on red alert to ensure that the planned rally in the state is thwarted.
According to the police, Intelligence revealed that the Yoruba were mobilizing for a mega rally in the state on Friday despite the arrest of some Yoruba agitators at the July 3 rally which took place at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park, Ojota.
In a statement issued on Thursday in Lagos, the police said, “The Command strongly warns against any rally or mass gathering in any part of Lagos State, as such will be tantamount to jeopardizing the security system of the country at this moment and expose the participants of the proposed rally and innocent people of Lagos State to avoidable deaths, and other social/economic vices.
“The Police and other security agencies in the state have been on red alert to prevent any unlawful rally and lawlessness in any part of the state, while parents and guardians are urged to warn their children and wards not to involve themselves in any protest which will alter the unity of the country.
“The ugly incident recorded at the Oodua Republic Rally of 3rd July 2021, at the same area of Ojota, Lagos State, is still fresh in our memories, let alone the massive destruction of lives and properties experienced during the October 2020 End SARS violent protest in Lagos State.”