A teenage girl has been reportedly killed after policemen opened fire in an attempt to forcefully evict Yoruba nation rally demonstrators from the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos State Saturday.
The sad incident comes after the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, addressed journalists at the venue where he stated that they had not given permission for any rally in the state.
Despite the warning, some Yoruba nation agitators dared the security operatives by spreading banners and flyers to announce their arrival and presence.
A few minutes later, shots were fired and hot water from an armoured tank was sprayed to disperse the protesters.
There are also reports of some agitators being manhandled and dragged into an armoured tank by heavily armed policemen.
Meanwhile, self-styled activist and leader of the Yoruba separatist movement, Sunday Igboho, was not sighted at the rally.
More to follow…