Police take over venue of Yoruba self-determination rally in Ibadan

There are 20 police vehicles including patrol vans stationed at the venue.

Police take over venue of Yoruba self-determination rally in Ibadan. (Punch)

Police operatives have taken over Mapo Hall in Ibadan ahead of the Yoruba self-determination rally organised by the Prof Banji Akintoye-led Ilana Odua to sensitise people.

The venue of the rally was reportedly surrounded by armed policemen and armour personnel carrier.

According to Punch, Akintoye, an 86-year-old Emeritus Professor of History was scheduled to lead the rally on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

More than 20 police vehicles including patrol vans are said to be stationed at the Mapo area of Ibadan, Oyo state capital.

But due to the police presence in the area, none of the organisers has shown up at the venue. Although, a truck mounted with a megaphone was later seen with a few Yoruba agitators at Bere area of the state, Punch reports.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Rev Mbaka blames the devil, apologises to the Catholic Church

Adult content site offers Bill Gates 24/7 VIP access for easy “transition into bachelorhood”

Ghanaian woman places python inside dead husband’s coffin to bid him farewell (video)

4 things to do after sex

Truck loaded with ammunition discovered in Anambra

Bishop Oyedepo tells Christians not to take COVID-19 vaccine

Bill Gates leaves Melinda at home every year to spend good time with 70-year-old ex-lover

Actress Etinosa Idemudia's 8 months old marriage crashes

Musician slumps and dies while worshipping God in the church: “He’s gone to be with the lord”