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12 Jun 2019 | 03:01 AM UTC

Nigeria: Yoruba groups to rally in southwestern states June 12

Nigeria News Alert

The Yoruba Koya Movement is planning to hold rallies in the capitals of several southwestern states on June 12; heightened security measures and disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/12/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Ondo state, Oyo state, Ekiti state, Lagos state, Osun, Ogun state, Kogi state, Kwara state


Members of the Yoruba ethnic group are planning to hold demonstrations in the capital cities of several southwestern states on Wednesday, June 12, to protest insecurity in the region. The Yoruba Koya Movement is organizing rallies in Ondo, Oyo, Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Kogi, and Kwara states, which will all being at 09:00 (local time). Yoruba leaders said that the protests are being held to denounce ongoing killings and kidnappings targeting the community in Yoruba-speaking states. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are expected around all demonstrations.


Individuals in the abovementioned states are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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