Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of african action congress (AAC) has condemned the reported killing of two persons in a clash between Yoruba Nation agitators and the police in the Ojota area of Lagos State on Monday.
BIGPEN NIGERIA (www.bigpenngr.com) reports that Sowore took to his social media handle to expressed his anger as he wrote; “Blood thirsty Nigeria Police Force reportedly killed two Yoruba Nation agitators at a peaceful rally in Ojota, Lagos today.
“I totally condemn this unprovoked murder of peaceful demonstrators. #WeCantContinueLikeThis”, he wrote.
It was learnt that the self determination group “Yoruba Nation” gathered at Ojota, Lagos for a peaceful rally and in the process, the nigeria policemen shot to disperse the gathering. This led to the killing of two people”, one source said.
Commuters ran to safety in the heat of the pandemonium which broke out on Monday morning.
The spokesperson for the police in Lagos, Benjamin Hundeyin had confirmed the death of one unidentified person.
A source told Channels Television that some agitators came out to demand Yoruba Nation amongst others and the police came out to curtail them, leading to a clash.
A confirmed police source hinted that shortly after the agitators took to the streets, the men of the Lagos State Police Command came out in procession with a detachment of personnel from Rapid Response Squad, State Taskforce and conventional divisional officers.
Security operatives arrived the scene and shot teargas to disperse the crowd.
A police van was reportedly burnt in the ensuing outrage.