Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has suspended the Yoruba Nation rally which was scheduled to hold in Lagos on Saturday.
Recall that Yoruba Nation agitators had held rallies in different parts of South-West with that of Lagos scheduled for Saturday.
However, Igboho who spoke to BBC News Pidgin, stated that the rally in Lagos has been suspended.
He said this hours after his house in Ibadan, Oyo State was on Thursday attacked by gunmen who reportedly killed two persons and abducted his wife.
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His words come after a statement by the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, declared that the Yoruba Nation rally slated for Lagos will hold on Saturday as scheduled.
The statement was signed by its leader, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, and made available to newsmen by his Communications Manager, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye.
“We want to confirm again that the Pro-Yoruba Nation rally scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 3rd, in Lagos will proceed as scheduled” the statement read in part.
It is earlier reported that the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has insisted that nothing will stop the already planned Lagos rally scheduled for the 3 July.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, UK Chapter, had earlier urged Igboho, to shun the planned Lagos rally slated to take place on July 3.
Idaewor stated that there were other ways for the group to channel their agitations rather than engage in a rally that might be hijacked by hoodlums to unleash terror on Lagos residents.
However, Igboho, in a statement by his media aide, Onaolapo Omiyale Ademola, said nothing would change the stipulated date for the rally holding in Lagos.