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Yoruba Nation: Igboho suspends Lagos rally after attack on home


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Embattled Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, says he has suspended the Yoruba Nation rally earlier scheduled to hold in Lagos on Saturday.

Igboho told BBC News Pidgin that the rally in Lagos has been suspended.

The activist spoke hours after his house in Ibadan, Oyo State was attacked early Thursday morning by gunmen who reportedly killed two persons and abducted his wife.

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Igboho announcement follows a statement by the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, that declared that the Yoruba Nation rally slated for Lagos will hold on Saturday as scheduled.

The group’s leader, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, said this in a statement made available to newsmen by his Communications Manager, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye.

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The statement said, “We want to confirm again that the Pro-Yoruba Nation rally scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 3rd, in Lagos will proceed as scheduled”