A group in the South-west with thousands of youths, women and leaders of Yoruba are currently occupying some streets in Ibadan, demanding for Oduduwa Republic in a protest.
Monitoring the protest live on facebook, TOS News gathered that the group in white shirts is led by Professor Banji Akintoye, a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We don’t want our women to be raped anymore” “we want better jobs” ” we deserve more than 5,000 and 10,000 for poverty eradication” ” enough is enough” the group says in the protest.
The protest, which was supposed to start around 9.am on Saturday, could not start until 11.am due to heavy security presence at the entrance and around Mapo Hall.
Participants, having sensed heavy security presence later mobilized to the front of Mapo to begin the protest.
Spokesperson of the group, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye confirmed that the security agencies did not allow the protest to hold at Mapo Hall as earlier scheduled.
According one of the leaders of the group, Bashorun Kunle Adesokan said that it was time for Yoruba race to have their own country.